Percy Press the punch & judy man

Who remembers Percy Press on Hastings Pier?

Julie Morris… Used to see him in the Warrior Square shows – he was great fun!

Alan Esdaile… I’m pretty sure it was Percy Press doing the kids entertainment by the bandstand on the front of the pier when I was about 5 years old. Got encouraged, well pushed on the stage and handed one of those long thin balloons to blow up. He was blowing up balloon after balloon but as you guessed it was impossible for me to do it. Everyone was in hysterics watching me go red in the face and I ended up running off stage in tears!

Julie Morris… Alan, I think he used to have a game of could eat the most dry cream crackers (no water). I don’t think anyone ate more than three!

Pete Fairless… That’s the way to do it, apparently!

David Wilde… Do you know the date of this picture at all?

Alan Esdaile… 1979


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