Punch & Judy

Unfinished Amber

An unfinished film from 1972/73 of a performance by the last Punch & Judy professor on Blackpool Beach.

Slightly uncertain memory suggests this might have been filmed at the time Amber was making the Lambton Visual Aids (Visual Culture) slides of Blackpool Illuminations. The Punch & Judy man, who was retiring, may have come from Stoke on Trent – a connection with Amber founder member Murray Martin. The idea of making a film about the show was because it connected with childhood memories of Blackpool shared by some members of the collective.

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