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!

CIRCUS NOW OPEN!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

WALKER BROS CIRCUS, 2009 (FROM STEVE KEELER)

The Walker Brothers Circus in Matamoris, PA 6/30/09 I guess you could say this is a typical scene from
from many lots in the NorthEast this season!










BATH TIME ON K-M (FROM HARTLAND SMITH)

These Kelly-Miller circus elephants enjoy their morning shampoo on 7-2-09 in Plainville, Massachusetts. The show is owned by John Ringling North, II. Performances are still held in a tent, but the circus boasts only a single ring, rather than the 7 rings and stages of old time Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's bggest show on earth. Unfortunately, I can't name the photographer since there is no credit accompanying the picture. -- Hart

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NEW ZELAND GLOBE WALKER

KELLY-MILLER 2009 (FROM STEVE KEELER)











KELLY-MILLER 2009 (FROM STEVE KEELER)

These shots were just taken recently in Saugerties, NY by Steve Keeler.
Mr Keeler is from Middletown, NY.
He also relayed some news that I hadn't heard--Fire in the Grandstand at Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown just a short time ago. And Strates Shows already have some rides parked on the grounds.
Thanks for the photos Steve!
And look forward to many more from you!






Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ROY HUSTON TRIBUTE--



Roy and Bill and I were on many shows together.

Roy Huston funeral: Southern Funeral Home, Riverview Dr., Riverview florida. Thurs July 2nd.. 2pm viewing, 3pm funeral ...gathering @ showmans club after that.
Roy Huston funeral: Southern Funeral Home, Riverview Dr., Riverview florida. Thurs July 2nd.. 2pm viewing, 3pm funeral ...gathering @ showmans club after that.


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