Additions have been made since the initial shutdown and the site now covers 1830 -> 1880. It will not proceed further until more playdates data has been filled in for the current range and maps upgraded. Get involved.
A new membership programme is being incorporated. Contributors are those who wish to donate data, don't want to be too involved, but would like to follow certain parts of the system and be advised of updates, etc. Researchers are those who want to be more involved and have access to all the internal benefits of the system. This level requires weekly upkeep.
Public viewers will still have complete access to all regular data. Members just get to see the background processes and on-going research.
Bowery Amphitheatre 1841 ??
Manager: N B & T V Turner
Equestrian: N B & T V Turner, A Aldrich
Clown: F Garson
Specialty: Am. Giant – Charles Freeman 7'3” ~300lb
Band: Henry K Gaul
Troupe Size: ???
Admission: Box 2s6d – Pit 1s6d - ch<10 = ½ price
While playing in Kingston, this circus was belittled by S B Howes as stealing the name from the true owners and being an inferior circus.
By the time the troupe reached Toronto, the name was simply shown as "Circus" and the ad was changed to state the troupe was "travelling from the Bowery Amphitheatre".
From Thayer's Annals, Vol. II, Appendix: C. R. Banks, director. N. B. and T. V. Turner, managers. Henry K Gaul, bandleader.
Roster (source: British Colonist, Toronto, 6 Oct.): Napoleon Turner, four-horse rider; Timothy Turner, somersault rider; Fred Garson, clown; Charles Freeman, giant; A. Aldrich, scenic rider; S. W. Seeley, minstrel.
- Aug 13-17 Quebec City, QUE
- Oct 13 Coburg, ONT
- Oct 14 Port Hope, ONT
- Oct 15 Bowmanville, ONT
- Oct 16 Skey’s Corners, ONT
- Oct 18-21 Toronto, ONT