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Cookery Advert, 1910

A beautiful old advert for cookers and pans, from the very excellent Mrs Dora Rea’s Cookery Book, 1910. Incidentally, a descendant of Mrs Rea’s has been in touch to correct my joke about Dora...

Freddie Mercury’s Girlfriends, 1976

These are the last bits here that I’m going to post from Radio Luxembourg’s official magazine annual, Fab 208, from 1976. Incidentally, this was a present in about 1996 from my friend Neil, as...

Herschel’s Last Wish, 1940

A lovely clipping about the astronomer Herschel (most famous for his Uranus, of course). This is his supposed last wish on his death-bed, which was in Slough, 1822. All he wanted was to see...