YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

FACES # 2



Here are a couple of 1950's Dog Acts, on top are the Cimse Sisters, with their Scottish Collies.
The bottom photo is Sylvia Watkins, & her daughter Pat,(Sylvia was the wife of Chimpanzee Trainer Ira Watkins, and also mother of "Buddy" Watkins).

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gnome statues????cc

8/31/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I think every Hamid-Morton act that did the Hospital show in Montreal had there picture taken there by those Gnomes.

8/31/2006 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trudy and I have both had our pictures taken with thosr Gnomes

Penny

8/31/2006 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We worked with the chimp act in the Hamid Morton Show --about 100 years ago....
Wonder If any of the family still alive???
fatima

9/01/2006 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Jim A. said...

Last I heard Elsa Watkins had left Gibtown and moved to Kentucky to be near daughter Trina and family. Rachel Watkins Rogers is the registrar at the Miami Metro Zoo. Jody Watkins was working with elephants at the zoo in Norfolk, VA. Not sure about the other kids Esther and Kim. All great people.

9/02/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The only one I can vouch for is Elsa, yes, she did move to KY. When I knew we were retiring and coming home after Krone, I was really looking forward to seeing Buddy, unfortunately he was gone before we got here. When Dime died, Buddy came to the house every single day, to check up on Connie,take her to the post office & shopping. I always marveled at the closeness of the Gibtown Circus folk.

9/03/2006 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUDDY WAS A GREAT GREAT GUY.
WE MISS HIM.

11/10/2006 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Charlie Watkins said...

Any other pictures out there? I'm a relative looking for Watkins chimp act photos.

9/06/2007 11:01 PM  

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