• Short Summary

    Charlie Smith has been Punch & Judy man on Margate beach for 50 years.

  • Description

    Part of PURE AND SIMPLE issue.

    Margate, Kent.

    Various shots of Punch & Judy man, Charlie Smith, repainting his puppets prior to new summer season. Charlie has been working as a puppeteer on the beach for 50 years. We see him place his dog (a scruffy mongrel wearing a ruff). Various shots Punch & Judy show on beach, children sit on the sand watching. M/S of Punch & Judy man at work in his hut during the show. A little girl opens the door to the hut, Charlie shoos her away and mops his sweaty brow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1276.13
    Media URN:
    42679
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:17:00 / 01:23:29:00
    Canister:
    NSP 174

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