Bob Pelham supplied several troups who put on lavish shows to entertain the public. The most famous was "Fol de Rols" who started using puppets in the 60's
Several of these puppets were recently sold on ebay as part a large group found in storage. Many had water and other damage on them. It is believed that they were part of a troup of traveling performers who put on shows for the public.
You can get more details about "Fol de Rols" here please take a look its well worth a visit
Here are some of the puppets being used kindly supplied by Jennifer Haley who was part of fol de rols at the time