Tagged: 1936

Humorous Judge, 1936

This judge from 1936 appears to be a frustrated comedian. Mr Justice Charles of Leeds Assizes was disappointed that two potentially interesting cases had been withdrawn. In the first, Tadcaster Rural District Council were...

Cadbury’s “99”, 1936

Today’s post began through a fit of annoyance that literally every flavour of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream contains eggs, thereby making a trip to the cinema with my egg-allergic little girl an ice-cream...

How Ugly Can You Make Yourself, 1936

Are there still gurning competitions? I don’t recall seeing a toothless man pull his lower jaw over his nose recently. Here, straight from 1936, is a veteran gurner in action, offering advice on how...

The Grand National Anomaly, 1836-1838

The Grand National is coming up soon – living in Liverpool as I do, this is a big deal in the city, although I’ve never been myself. I was reading up about the history...