The highlight of my life 60 years ago, was when Ashtons Circus came to our suburb, Kingsgrove NSW. Watched the parade down the main street, from my front yard. Jumped the back fence, into the paddock where the Big Top was located. Played with Jan Ashton and saw the circus countless times over the years. I still remember being enthralled watching Merv Ashton performing on the flying trapeze. A clown asking for a young lad to volunteer to ride a horse. Kneeling on the horse, he was put in a harness, rope attached above as he was bouncing up and down, he was pulled into the air, while his trousers were pulled down his legs! Would definitely be frowned upon today, but was so much fun at the time and the audience loved it. “Those were the day”.