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    Default Who Remembers the Punch & Judy man!?

    I remember watching this,by St.George's hall,but then it moved to various sites around town,and I think his son took over managing Punch,and his missus! Is it still around at all now?

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    Great Pic Steve

    I think I can remember seeing one? im probably too young. Saw one in Southport deffo.

    This pic is from the old Liverpool Life museum.
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    Just seen his posh Speaker on the tent.
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    I vaguely remember seeing Punch and Judy, Dont think I ever saw the one in Lime Street tho, that I was told used to be there. Think I may have saw one in Southport or some other holiday resort. To be quite honest, I thought Punch was quite scary and a wife beater.Dont think they could get away with it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Great Pic Steve

    I think I can remember seeing one? im probably too young. Saw one in Southport deffo.

    This pic is from the old Liverpool Life museum.
    Spike....Too young ? I remember it in town. In fact the guy who did it in town used to go around the schools. It wasn't Codman though.

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    There is still plenty of them around. It is something that interests me and I must read up on the history of P+J. I'm sure there is a deep hidden meaning in watching one of these and they are quite sinister. My kids never seemed that keen on them and they can't be very pc these days. But then is Tom an Jerry?

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    Hi

    yes, professor Codman, one of the oldest punch and judy operators in the UK.
    He always had his dog with him. Sadly I think all the male Codmans have died
    out. The show is still operated today by various other people. 2 of the Codmans
    are buried in Anfield Cemetery CE11, but the graves are un marked.

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    Think I remember seeing P & J in Williamson Square??

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    2 of the Codmans
    are buried in Anfield Cemetery CE11, but the graves are un marked.
    I remember watching the punch & Judy in Williamson Sq maybe late 70's early 80's

    its sad that their graves are unmarked as they brought pleasure to generations of Liverpool kids
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    The Codman Punch and Judy was in Lime st by the post with the notices on before being moved to St Georges plateau over the Merseyrail entrance

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    They have one in LLandudno every Sunday during the summer season. Seen it loads of times.
    Strangely, I can't recall watching Punch & Judy in Liverpool !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    The Codman Punch and Judy was in Lime st by the post with the notices on before being moved to St Georges plateau over the Merseyrail entrance

    Just found this http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/local...iverpool.shtml
    Thanks for this,Joe! That's the corner I saw P&J,but the audience wasn't so big,or enthusiastic!!

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    Prof.Codman lived on Farnworth St in the '60's.Around where Wightman St now meets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Prof.Codman lived on Farnworth St in the '60's.Around where Wightman St now meets it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    The Codman Punch and Judy was in Lime st by the post with the notices on before being moved to St Georges plateau over the Merseyrail entrance

    Just found this http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/local...iverpool.shtml
    That looks like a football crowd, not a Punch and Judy crowd - look at the rosettes and scarves they are wearing - of course, being black/white we can't see which team they supported...:^

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