I am very excited to announce the arrival of my vintage 1947 hand turned children's ride. This Coulson Mini Mobile Roundabout featured at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and is one of only 3 left in the county! Restoration and painting is under way and the ride will soon be available for hire. Do follow me on Facebook for updates of the work as it progressed. I am delighted to be helping preserve the past, for future generations to enjoy.
A fantastic day was had by all as Robin Hood and His Merry Men joined the Fairground organ and Mr Punch at Nottingham Castle for the Great Food & Drink Festival last Saturday. Also in the shot is Monty the Monkey, trying to relieve Friar Tuck of a groat or two!
Like so many people over the Easter Holidays, Mr Punch has been busy redecorating. Judy is delighted with the new look and she thinks Mr Punch is very clever. We better not let on that the actual painting was done by Master Puppet Maker Mr Bryan Clarke or poor old Mr Punch will be for it!
Having a fantastic weekend at the Sausage and Cider Festival in Manchester.
Mr Punch and his new friend Pirate Pat will be at the Derby, Burton, Peterborough and Leicester festivals over the coming months. Keep an eye out on the website for show dates and details.
It's not to late to get your tickets for the sausage and cider festival this weekend at Bowlers Arena, Manchester.
Mr Punch will be entertaining with 3 shows daily!
Mr Punch has had a busy day at the Spa! He is very pleased with the facelift and brush up ready for the start of next months busy show season. Check out the website for full show dates.
2016 sees Mr Punch and I celebrating 25 years of performing. It was back in 1991 that I purchased my first set of "Dolls" and some people thought I would grow out of it! Originally I learned to perform Punch and Judy as an extra while working as a magician doing summer season in Devon.
Over the years Punch as been in and out of favour with the public and the law alike! In more recent years he has seen a huge demand for his show and today I find my Punch and Judy show bookings are quickly filling the diary with key summer events such as fetes and music festivals throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and surrounding areas.
Thank you Mr Punch for sticking with me for the last 25 years and here's to the next 25!
Working late tonight updating and repairing the wiring on Monty the Bradford Monkey. Hopefully you can see Monty back to his cheerful working self tipping his hat at the fairground organ, Wollaton Park, Nottingham this weekend!