Category Archives: Punch and Judy

351 Years of Mr Punch

I had such a good time photographing last year’s ‘350 years of Mr Punch’ Celebrations that I decided to start my photoblog with the images I took at the event. ‘Beside the See Side’ is now 1 year old (1st post on 16thMay 2012) & I couldn’t resist returning to Covent Garden again this year …

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Punch & Judy and Piggery Jokery at the Canterbury Festival

There was a colourful start to the Canterbury Festival on 13th October with a Parade which celebrated 350 Years of Mr Punch. The parade was led by huge Punch and Judy characters and featured many other East Kent Giants as well as bands and other performers. In addition to the parade there were also pop …

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Happy 350th Birthday Mr Punch!

Clearly we just can’t get enough of the mischievous Mr Punch, which is why hordes of people (many clutching puppets) descended upon Covent Garden to join the 350 year celebrations on Saturday.  The first record of Mr Punch was made by the diarist Samuel Pepys who referred to a puppet show he had observed in …

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