Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Blog put on hold

As of today I will not be posting regularly as I seem to have scraped the barrel of my newspaper collection and do not want to rehash the same stories. So until (and if) I get any new papers of interest I shall leave things as they are.

For anyone coming across this blog and reading this post, it might be of interest to them that prior to 29th December 2013 the Sunday posts were more in keeping with the blog’s masthead description as seen above, with the front page and everything else I thought might be of interest from a single edition of a particular newspaper.   From then until the end of September 2014 the detailed Sunday posts were replaced by just a front page story. For the next 7 months it was alternating adverts and cuttings and for the last 3 months just adverts.

Thank you for your support and the 50,000 odd hits. I hope I have entertained those who have strayed this way.
Watch this space.


P.S. A new blog The Right Words which mostly covers books or films you may have missed can be found here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Advert - London Underground and Edgware (1925)

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1925 and Edgware is the back of beyond, out there where they have to claim to have mains drainage before people will move to it. Edgware station at the end of the Northern Line was opened in August 1924.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Advert - Star cigarettes (1934)

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This 1930's advert for Will's Star cigarettes features Evelyn Laye whose career included musical comedy, operetta, films, TV and pantomime. She died at 95 in 1996
'Princess Charming' was a 1934 film with Max Miller, Finlay Currie and Henry Wilcoxon supporting Miss Laye.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Advert - John Pound Cabin Trunk (1923)

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This 1923 John Pound and Co. cabin trunk would probably exceed most airlines' weight limits empty. No, these were for proper travel by luxury liner or depositing dead bodies in at Charing Cross Station left luggage office.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Advert - Pro-Plus (1980's)

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As essential to the 1980's Young Urban Professional, or Yuppie, as his filofax and brick-sized mobile phone, Pro-Plus tablets kept him high on caffeine. These days it would be Red Bull.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Advert - Rinso (1926)

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1926 advert for Rinso the Dirt Dispeller. Rinso dates back to 1918 and was one of the first mass-market soap powders.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Advert - Aspro featuring Dickie Valentine (1950's)

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Dickie Valentine had 14 Top 30 hits between 1954 and 1959 and was killed in a car crash in 1971. Aspro (Aspirin) may not harm the heart but if you are brave enough check the side effects online.