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Bailey's Royal Buxton Punch and Judy Show in Halifax (1901)

Classic Victorian Punch and Judy show against a magnificent view of Halifax town.

Documentary 1901 3 mins Silent


Harry Bailey's Punch and Judy booth is set up on the high ground overlooking Halifax, giving an excellent view of the town with a steam train in the station. A crowd of men and children look on, while a boy with a drum and whistle is presumably there to drum up trade and take the hat round. The show itself features a real dog as Toby, and a ghost which frightens Mr Punch out of his wits.