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Friday Fun – Rhubarb Charades, 1934

From Sid G. Hedges’ The Home Entertainer comes today’s game – “Rhubarb Charades”. It’s quite an involved version of charades, where one team picks a famous person (in their example it’s Hitler) and then...

Friday Fun – Ghosts

I haven’t got a book scan for this post, but this is a top game for any fellow word-lovers out there. When we were little, one night a week me and my brother went...

What the Doctor ordered, 1937

Surely nothing can go wrong with cigarettes that come recommended by a doctor? I think you can be quietly reassured by Kensitas, the Mild cigarette. Not that impressive a claim really – 84% of...

Boy Romeo, 1937

Remember the commotion about “video nasties” in the early 1980s and the debate about whether films could affect behaviour? Well, there’s nothing new under the sun, and all that. In this article from a...