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.
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 email@example.com
related to carlos trowler.find it a facinating story so far.
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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
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 bobmeisterb.spaces.live.com
I found this an interesting website. My great, great Uncle, was George Hucker, who also had the name of 'Alexander the Australian Blondin'.
This was sooo useful...thankyou!
Im Argentinian & Im doing a graphic design about funambulism techniques..I was wondering if any of you could help me to find more information about techniques & books like "The tighrope walkers" cause here is so difficult to find. THANKS
Are any of you from canada
I only just came across this site when doing a search. I am the second son of Wallace Royston G-B (passed away 2006), the only son of William (and Kate Jones), son of Henry. We live in Pretoria, South Africa.
Fascinating site. I am the second son of the late Wallace Royston, the only son of William (married Katie Jones), the son of Henry, son of JFG. I live in Pretoria, South Africa.
I am decended from Charles Blondins' son Henry. Which son or daughter are you decended from?
I've been on this site and I've found it interestin thanks
shirley ann blondin
charles blondin is my great great great grandfather
Hi, Just wanted to say thanks for a fascinating site - I've been doing a lot of research into high wire acts for a novel I'm working on and this site is full of great stuff, thanks. Please do let me know if there are any high wire events taking place in the near future. Best wishes, Matt
Bluey Brattle, Webmaster
Thank you Pete Haddow for the hassle-free and professional way you transferred the Blondin Memorial Trust site to it's new host home: much appreciated - well done, it looks great!
The Blondin Memorial Trust has a new web site. I hope it enjoys its new home!
I found your web page today and am pleased to see someone else has an interest in my great grandfather.
I hope you all enjoy this website as much as I did creating it.