Published: April 24, 2013
Punch and Judy return to Burnham-On-Sea beach after long absence

A traditional seaside Punch and Judy show has returned to Burnham-On-Sea this week after an absence of several years.

As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here earlier this year, 'Professor' Paul Wheeler secured the concession to set up his seaside show for the tourist season.

His first shows were held on Saturday (April 20th) and attracted crowds of spectators of all ages.

Paul told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The poor weather meant we couldn't start the shows as planned at Easter but we have had great feedback this weekend and intend to be here now performing 2-3 shows a day on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, weather permitting."

Paul has previously performed his traditional seaside show on ITV1's This Morning and on Channel 5's Paul Merton's Great Adventures.

Each of his performances lasts around 25 minutes and spectators are invited to make a minimum donation of £1.

Paul's has been performing on and off since he was aged seven and has been fully employed in the role since 2005. He is also a full member of the Punch & Judy Fellowship and Equity.

Beach concessions at Burnham and Berrow are overseen by Sedgemoor District Council. This year it has offered the concessions on a daily basis to encourage more attractions to the beach, avoiding bad weather.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube