Blondin was also my great great grandfather. If you would like to contact me please e-mail me on email@example.com
Blondin was my great great great grandfather. I would like to be ik contact with persons of his family.
Thank tou very much
always love visiting this site, greatful for any other contacts with reguards to unearthing any other info. stories or photos of ropewalking exploits from the funambulists of old...
I am in contact with Lee and looking forward to meeting the Howard family to talk about the African Blondin.
If CI Jones would like to know more about Gynetta please visit www.theaficanblondin.com
Kind regards Ron Howard
Hi all again, I see a Ron Howard on here and I can't help but wonder if he was the son of Willie Howard who had a Tomato Barrow in Stroud Green rd N4 and lived in Elfort rd N5, if so, please Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org there are first cousins of yours who would love to make contact with you.
Hi all, I am the great great grandson of Carlos trower (African Blondin) and was born in Holloway London in to a Costa monger family (barrow boys) my great gran was jynetta calidonia who was a daughter of Blondin.
I believe that the African Blondin was my great great grandfather. I recollect visiting his daughter, Jynetta, at a nursing home in Highbury when I was a child. I would like to hear from anyone who has images of him
If you are interested, you will find on my Facebook page or on Group Blondin Facebook page a true account of Blondin's life story.
Blondin’s French descendant
Donna Janell Bowman
Just letting my fellow Blondin fans know that my children's book about The Great Blondin has been acquired by Peachtree Publishers for a spring 2017 release. I look forward to sharing the story with young readers.
Christopher Anaspitos Bullzini
Greetings one and all! I love this site and look forward to more info. about all late and great funambulists.. I myself am a contemporary ropewalker and am working to get re-enactment walks off the ground, is anyone out there keen to support?
Just been reading about the extraordinary life of Blondin. I think it is fantastic you have created this trust in his memory. Good luck to you all.
Adrian Smith, San Francisco.
my great x5 grandfather !! so proud !
Looking for family of African Blondin, Carlos Trower, tightrope walker. My email is
Donna Bowman Bratton
Hello. I am an author in the U.S. and am happy to follow this site. I have written a children's book about the Great Blondin, Jean Francois Gravelet, and have interest from a major publisher. I would love to connect with Blondin descendents.
I am a descendant of 'The Amazing African Blondin', Carlos Trower. He was my g.g.grandfather and married Myra Clay and had one son-Carlos Trower. He also married again and had five more children. This was a bigamous marriage.
Thomas Colcord Pizor
I am related to Harry Colcord, Blondin's business manager, and the man who crossed the Niagara Gorge on Blondin's back. This has been part of our family history for generations and is documented in the Colcord Geneology.
Blondin was my great great grandfather.
Re Ann Kent enquiry
I am related to Annie Frances Emmett who married Carlos Trower, the African Blondin(approx 1850-1890). Not sure how you contact guests from this site.