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    Hi all

    On another thread in "Liverpool Past and Present" 5th beatle kindly directed us to a great film of Liverpool from the 70's with a mellow soundtrack freaturing music by The Nero "Out of Time" on YouTube at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yID88...elated&search=

    One nice segment in this video is the Punch and Judy show run by Codman's that was for years at the side of St. George's Hall but is in the video shown in their later location in Williamson Square.

    Codman's was a Liverpool institution and also did their Punch and Judy show at Llandudno. For pics and history go to


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    Codman's first came to Liverpool in the 1860's. Set up originally in Lime Street, on a roundabout called the Quadrant between the Northwestern Hotel and Lime Street Station and St. John's Market, the authorities had the show moved to the side of St. George's Hall in 1957. Later the show was moved to Williamson Square then to the the Museum of Liverpool Life.

    Could any of our ace photographers post some pics? Thanks in advance!

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    ChrisG, I have a pic (from the 'Echo') taken in 1950 but still hav'nt learned how to post pics onto the site! can e'mail it to you if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    ChrisG, I have a pic (from the 'Echo') taken in 1950 but still hav'nt learned how to post pics onto the site! can e'mail it to you if you're interested.
    Thanks, Norm. I have PM'd you.

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    there's a chapter in a Whittington Egan book about it.
    Will quote some later when I get home.

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    I take it some of you will have seen the dvd - Liverpool in the 70s and 80s? which features footage of the show and an interview with the son/grandson who took over.

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    oohh i haven't ...

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