LUNCHTIME, NEW Year’s Day, 1973, and what do we find? “This is Mr. Pipkin’s workshop. Come on in and look around. See all those puppets? Well, Mr. Pipkin made them and they are rather special, for they can dance and sing just like humans. Oh yes, the chap with the saw is Johnny, Mr. Pipkin’s […]
Public Information Films | 1964 to 1979 | Film index
For the first time view complete Public Information films on the National Archives website, featuring a selection some of the most memorable and influential Central Office of Information films from the last 60 years to celebrate the 60th Aniversary of the COI.
Free Inside! - Part 1
I've been promising to post an item about old free gifts for a long time now so here at last is part one of an occasional series. Free gifts have been a long established part of British comics almost since the beginning. Today the novelty has lost its value, with most comics now being bagged with multiple gifts every issue. Years ago a free gift was a special treat, reserved for the first three issues of a new comic or for occasional promotions to boost the sales of a comic. Above are two of…
Memories of the 1970’s
I adore Pinterest, recently I came across a 1970's toy feed and the memories came flooding back! If you are a similar age, then I sure these will bring back happy memories too. I used to get the Twinkle Annual - every christmas.. do you remember those? Mandy was an older version and then it…