Punch and Judy in 1980

I have shown Punch and Judy shows at Swanage a couple of times ion this blog. And here’s a third. This one dates back to 1980 which was still, just, the era of black and white photography, home processed.

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My son would have been four at the time and I’m sure he was amongst the watchers. My daughter would have been there as well, but still unborn.

The shows follow a familiar format. But this looks quite remarkably similar to a colour photo I have shown before so I reckon both were taken on the same day. I used an Agfa rangefinder camera for black and white and, usually, Ilford HP4 film.

Of course, what is really good to report is that the politically incorrect, frightening and generally a tad nasty Punch and Judy shows still take place on Swanage Beach and long may they continue.

 

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2 Responses to “Punch and Judy in 1980”

  1. sed30 Says:

    They have one in Weymouth too

  2. sed30 Says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    They have one in Weymouth too

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