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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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

STRATES TRAIN ON WAY TO ELMIRA (8/06/09)



Thanks Hart Smith for suggesting this video!

FROM ACROSS THE POND---

CONEY ISLAND NEWS #1

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video

CONEY ISLAND NEWS #2

Visitors to Coney Island on Friday were stunned to see that Joe Sitt had shuttered his Dreamland amusement park, leaving Coney Island with no theme park on the site of the former Astroland.
The Brooklyn Paper / Shannon Geis

SHAW & SONS CARNIVAL

Thes fotos were taken yesterday in Salisbury, MD by "DustPan" Howard.
They are waiting to set up for a Catholic Church Carnival this week.Shaw & Sons is a family owned show from Baltimore.
Show Painter Denny Gilli works with them a lot and is based at their winterquarters.















FROM THE PAST!

Bill taking a break from the action at the Water Follies Show at
The Ocean City, MD Convention Center in August 1970.
Thanks Cousin Beth for sending this to me!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WINNEPEG, RED RIVER EXPO, MIDWAY 2009







VIDBEL'S OLD TYME CIRCUS 2008 #1

These fotos are of the Vidbel Show setting up in Downtown
Providence, RI last Sept. 29.
I tried to place them in order from unloading to raising the tent.
You might notice the top is being set up on an ice rink!
Without the ice, of course!

Even the owner is pitching in!







VIDBEL'S OLD TYME CIRCUS 2008 #2







VIDBEL'S OLD TYME CIRCUS 2008 #3







CIRCUS HOPE #1 (YEAR UNKNOWN)

These fotos were submitted by Mr Anonymous (Known only by Me)
He only provided the Title and Location (Virginia) about the show.
If someone could fill us in with what they know about this show
ir would be greatly appreciated!






CIRCUS HOPE #2 (YEAR UNKNOWN)







CIRCUS HOPE #3 (YEAR UNKNOWN)







Sunday, August 23, 2009

FROM DAVID P ORR--


GOOD MORNING FROM CENTRAL PA......


Might be interesting to some that don't hold membership in OABA....ShowTime Xtra - OABA Top 3 News Stories something new to the membership. Check it out.



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