Guest Book
Welcome to the Guestbook
Sign Guestbook

Challenge Image

Current Entries

Viewing entries 26 through 50 (Total entries: 64)

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?

Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 10:17
Adrian Smith

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.

Sunday, 23 March 2014 - 22:42
penni wilson

my great x5 grandfather !! so proud !

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 11:00
Sue Rudgley

Looking for family of African Blondin, Carlos Trower, tightrope walker. My email is

Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 11:44
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.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 22:08
Christina Stratton

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.

Friday, 17 May 2013 - 15:33
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.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 13:40
Stephen Scarborough

Blondin was my great great grandfather.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 16:01
Susie Pemberton

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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 01:08
Ethan blondin

charles blondin is my great great great grandba.

Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 05:43
ian telford

A] fantastic person >When I was 8 years old I used to have my lunch with a Mr Freenie {spelling?] he claimed Blondin was his father Mr Freenie would have been about 60 in 1942 and he had lots of papers pictures and stories.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 16:36
Ramiro Sandoval

I noticed that a famous play by Alonso Alegria isn't part of your inventory. Written in 1969 is now regarded as the best theatrical piece by a Peruvian writer.
I will have the honor to perform this play in the role of amazing Blondin. I am very proud and wanted to share with you all.

Sunday, 26 February 2012 - 05:25
Ramiro Sandoval

Thank you all for keeping this beautiful site.

Sunday, 26 February 2012 - 05:05
sandi Auer

Hi. He was my great great grandfather. Ny cousin is Shirley Blondin, listed below. I live in Arizona

Sunday, 13 November 2011 - 22:55
Ann Kent

Hi, does anyone know if Annie Frances Emmett, who was married to Carlos Trower the African Blondin in 1875 was a singer or performer? I am trying to work out if she is a relation of mine.
Thank you

Friday, 08 July 2011 - 12:10
Valerie Whately

At age7my grandfather came home saying a man had carried him on a tightrope. His mother ignored this,but next day she heard that Blondin had carried a child over the Cheddar gorge.
I don't know if the story's true, but he did become a well known acrobat.

Monday, 06 September 2010 - 23:21
kelly bird

i live in england charles blondin is my great great great granddad my nan is pamala blondin she emagrated from canada to irland then to birmingham im just looking for any relatives that are out there pls if you are and want to contact you can reach me at

Friday, 27 August 2010 - 14:01

related to carlos trowler.find it a facinating story so far.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 - 22:03

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!
Wonderful journey and experience!

Saturday, 12 June 2010 - 09:47
ron howard

My G Grandfather Carlos Trower walked the tight rope in Brooklyn, Berlin and many UK locations. Known as The African Blondin his son is also buried in the Kensal Green cemetery.

Best wishes

Ron Howard

Sunday, 04 April 2010 - 16:49
Vivien D'Alberte

Just found this site really interesting as my grt grandfather known as D'Alberte was a tightrope walker too and a contemporary of Blondin performing from 1847 - 1860's throughout UK.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 15:18
kevin buck

my paternal g.gmother was Emma Hucker/Bradshaw, sister to George hucker claimed he emmulated "L'Estange" and was a success in his own right to become known also as the "Canadian Blondin"

Monday, 22 March 2010 - 09:07
Kevin McShane

I have a letter from my great grandfather, which claims we are related to Blondin. The letter states my great great grandfather only referred to his mother as Madame Blondin, and his sister was named Adele. lookinf for info on surviving kin.

Thursday, 11 March 2010 - 21:57
Robert (Bob) Blondin

Books have been written but still nice to see it here. I was born in Callander, Ontario, Canada, home of the Dionne Quintuplets, another piece of Canadian history. I also documented The Great Blondin in a blog at

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 - 16:12

I found this an interesting website. My great, great Uncle, was George Hucker, who also had the name of 'Alexander the Australian Blondin'.

Saturday, 13 February 2010 - 07:49