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Cilla Black Likes Being Skinny, 1970

The Pelham Pop Annual of 1970 was strangely weight-obsessed. So much so, that there’d be serious Twitter outrage if this kind of thing was printed now. It’s even the headline on a Cilla Black...

Take the Blue Pill, 1938

“Titbits Book of Wrinkles” from 1938 is another one of my favourite type of book – the compendium of knowledge. “Wrinkles” in this book mean “tips” or, as in the (slightly annoying) word of...

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How to Watch Star Wars at Home in 1978

Here’s another guest post, this time from Steve. He hasn’t got a blog or a website, despite the fact that he is well aware that he should have, considering he is a web developer and...

Easter Eggsplained, 1938

Ever wonder how the date for Easter is worked out? The Weekend Book from 1938 can help you out. Simply get a degree in maths and then use the below formula to easily find...