Elmer Sands man recalls being Mr Punch

Reg Came with his memoir C140431-2
Reg Came with his memoir C140431-2

LIFE as a part-time Punch and Judy man has been featured by an Elmer Sands man in his memoirs.

Reg Came has penned Rejoyce, named after his wife, to put his dual life as a children’s entertainer and a mechanical engineer down on paper.

He said: “I started writing it for my family and I got bitten by the bug. So many things have happened in our lives that I thought were worthy of talking about.”

Reg, 90, of Arundel Way, has made sure his philosophy shines through the pages.

“A lot of it is quite humorous because you can’t go through life being miserable,” he said. Reg took on the Punch and Judy dolls for about 20 years from his father-in-law Hector Seager – a well-known entertainer at fetes in West Sussex.

Reg spent his early years in North London and married Joyce 63 years ago. His recollections include their life together in East Finchley, their holidays and his career in the petrochemical industry.

They have become the oldest couple on Elmer Sands, where they have lived since 1981.

Reg has written two local histories about Felpham and Middleton Country Dance Club and Elmer Sands Boating and Angling Club with Joyce’s help and four volumes of humorous verses.

Rejoyce can be bought for £3 plus p&p from www.lulu.com