Not originally from Norfolk, she rests in Rosary Cemetery in Norwich. And she had quite a life.

Born into a circus family, Sarah Russell (neé O’Brien) was the daughter of celebrated equestrian Archibald O’Brien. Like her other family members, she was an accomplished ‘bareback rider’, a skill which took her to the United States where she married William Russell.

Their children were sent to school in England and Sarah died at just aged 30 in 1899, apparently suffering appendicitis on a trip back to visit them.

Other records suggest she died in the US bu