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Old 03-25-07, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Barrie Sloan - Edwin B. Yelding

Stilt Performer extrordinair Edwin B. Yelding, aka,
Barrie Sloan passed away this past Monday night,
March 19th, 2007

Master of stilt performing on tall stilts. As can be seen in these photos, Barrie was very accomplished on stilts, performing regularity with out a balance pole pole or umbrella, or any safety rigging. He performed boldly at Extraordinary heights, in and out of doors, subject to wind, slick, rough or unsteady surfaces, children and animals.

you will find it under obituaries....Edwin B. Yelding

Published in the Herald Tribune on 3/24/2007.
Date: Nov. 29, 1931 - March 19, 2007
Age: 75
Residence: Sarasota, formerly of DeBary, Great Yarmouth, England.

Survivors: His wife, Sheila; a son, King; and two grandchildren.

Also survived by daughter-in-law, Luanne; and grandchildren Chyna and Bailey.

The service will be on April 1st at Showfolks of Sarasota..

From Sue Lenz:

> Residence: Sarasota, formerly of DeBary, Florida and
> Great Yarmouth, England
> Barrie was the first baby born on the BERTRIM MILLS CIRCUS in Bedford, England. Following in the footsteps of generations of circus performers, Barrie has performed around the globe as a WORLD CHAMPION STILTWALKER. He came to the United States in 1962, residing in Florida and called Sarasota home.
> He performed for many world-renowned circuses. He retired
> From performing in 1996, but continued his art of designing and
> creating parade heads and circus parade floats for his life long
> friend John Pugh, Owner of the Cole Brothers Circus.
> Barrie will be dearly missed by many and is survived by,
> His wife Shelagh, son and daughter-in-law King and Luanne
> Grandchildren Chyna and Bailey. Sister and brother-in-law
> Phips and Bobby Hakes. Brother Poodles Sloan and nephew John Yelding-Sloan
> Memorial service will be held at the "Showfolks of Sarasota"
> Club house on Sunday April 1st, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
> In lieu on flowers donations can be made to "Showfolks of
> Sarasota"

Barrie Sloan was a guest on a 1962 edition # 644 of What's My Line? First aired: 12/23/1962

Many, many thanks to Bobby Hakes and Deborah Paul who
have sent me photos for inclusion in the history photos section at

I welcome any additional photos or stories regarding the Sloan family of stilt performers, as well as other stilt performers, and will include them as they become available and time permits.

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Old 06-09-07, 01:14 PM   #2
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I knew the Sloans when I was on the Beatty show in 87-88.
Nice folks.
If anyone has an email for King I would love to get in touch with him.

"an honorable and decent human being"
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Default Barrie's son king

anyone looking for me can find me on facebook as king henry yelding
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