THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

PA'S S & S AMUSEMENTS #1 (SCOTT BUNDY)

S & S Amusements was started in the 1950's by Steve Swika, Sr. and Steve Jr.
It grew into one of the cleanest and best lit shows in the country. Always stayed in Eastern Pa.
Scott if you would describe these shots I would appeciate it.









PA'S S & S AMUSEMENTS #2 (SCOTT BUNDY)
















PA'S S & S AMUSEMENTS #3 (SCOTT BUNDY)
















PA'S S & S AMUSEMENTS #4 (FROM SCOTT BUNDY)
















Thursday, June 18, 2009

DICK'S VISITORS

This morning I wasn't felling well and decided to stay home.
Well it turns out I had a pleasant surprise.
The Baer Family, Rob, Donna and 3yr old Tyler stopped by for a short visit. They were on their way to Philadelphia to take Tyler to Sesame Street Park tomorrow.
The live in Salisbury and Rob is a UPS Driver.
Donna managed Bill and My Goldfish Joint on Taylor's Amusements
way back in the early 90's, when she was still going to school.
Here's Tyler taking a ride on My Merry-Go-Round horse in the Den.Look what Uncle Dick's got for you!

Nothing greater that a boy and a toy truck!


And here's my new pet, Tequila, watching what's going on.





CIRCUS WINDOW CARDS (RJ REYNOLDS)

BOBBY COX

"Especially after an early opening the day before!"
Dick... this is me at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Laredo, Texas... July 4th, 1982.Blazing Hot and dehydrating !! Bob

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM TAMPA (FROM SCOTT BUNDY)

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON ITEM SO THAT YOU MAY READ IT!





Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CIRCUS WORLD BROCHURE

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RINGLING ANIMAL CARE BROCHURE (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)

Again--Don't forget to click on each foto to enlarge & read! Inside

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

JOLLEY ROGER AMUSEMENT PARKS--OCEAN CITY, MD

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OCEAN CITY, MD AIR-SHOW jUNE 13 & 14, 2009

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MY NEW TOYS

I started collecting these back about 1997.
Now whenever I see one on e-bay I just have to bid on it!





I guess I'm still Just a Kid at heart!








That's Salisbury, England

WAMBOLDS CIRCUS & MENAGERIE






WAMBOLDS MENAGERIE
After 25 years of providing world class entertainment to circus fans throughout North America, Bentley Brothers circus is proud to introduce our all new spectacular. Wambold’s combines the highlights of the Circus with Animal Education for young and old alike.
Wambold’s is an all day animal exhibit, that is covered and accommodates patrons rain or shine. Wambold’s is the only attraction that has Ligers. Along with the exhibition of some of the rarest most admired animals, Wambold’s provides 3 “World Class” performances daily.
Get up close and personal with some of the largest and most admired animals in the Animal Kingdom. These acts include Ligers, Tigers, and Wambold’s K-9 Revue.
An intimate Circus setting that will take you back to your childhood and enlighten the youngest at heart! A first class entertainment for the entire family.

CIRCUS JAEGER--1995 #1

You may notice you've seen this equipment before!
That because this show was later, the next season I beleive, was
Billy Martin's Big Top Circus.
















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