1938

1938

Painted by C Walter Hodges – note his name on the shop front, top right – this was the last full colour cover for 26 years; wartime austerity drives from 1939 would preclude such luxuries. This year’s issue now included television schedules for the 18,000 sets operating in the London area.

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

 

Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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