Thursday, 19 May 2011

Theme Thursday: Gossip

Sometimes when I see a Theme Thursday theme, something leaps instantly to mind. This week however was not one of those weeks. Gossip has never been one of my strong points (or weaknesses). I'm nearly always the last to know what's going on in the office. My music and postcard collections did not come to the rescue this week either, but I did manage to find something in my vintage magazine collection which almost fits the bill. It's a section in 1 1945 edition of Picturegoer magazine called, 'Between You and Me by The Editor', and is probably the nearest thing to gossip I can lay my hands on.

Note to self - must try harder next week.

More vintage magazines and vintage postcards on my web site

Friday, 13 May 2011

Sepia Saturday 74: Beer, It's Lovely (vintage advertisement)

As Alan shared a picture of a plane for this week's Sepia Saturday, I thought I'd have a look through my magazines for something appropriate. Strangely the Royal Air Force, Air Mail magazines do not have many pictures of planes in them, however I can across this fantastic advert issued by the Brewer's Society.

Beer, It's Lovely !

The full text of the advert reads ... 

Beer and bowls
Our local has its own bowling green. Take it from me, you need your pint after you've had a hard game. People who've never played think it's easy, but it takes a lot of skill ... and a good bit of nerve too.
When you're relaxing -

And who am I to argue with that fine sentiment.

More vintage magazines and vintage postcards on my web site

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Another vintage Air Mail magazine, c.1963

Thanks for all the great comments on my last vintage Air Mail magazines blog post. I have a few more to share, starting with this one from July 1963. The front cover shows Association standards paraded at the War Memorial at Ostend. The back cover features an advertisement for The Great Escape, an all time classic film featuring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.

Front cover of Vintage Air Mail magazine, July 1963
Back cover of Vintage Air Mail magazine, July 1963

The Great Escape available from ... and


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