Victor Silvinski shared these amazing photos of his very interesting family.
He told me, “I was born above the old railway cafe at High Blantyre which was condemned and derelict in 1932. We later moved to 27 Park Crescent. My family came from Lithuania in 1901 to work in the Blantyre mines. My dad was interested in health issues and belonged to a gym in Hamilton or Motherwell where he got his interests in acrobatics. As us children got older, he taught us all acrobatics, a skill that has taken us all over the world in circus, stage and ice shows.”
Looking at these photos, I can see that strength is very much needed in this kind of performance. Training must have been frequent.
I can hear the ringmaster now….”Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the very talented Silvinski Acrobat Family, from Blantyre, Scotland!”
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