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Best of British is the UK’s premier nostalgia magazine covering every aspect of life from the 1930 s to today.
Each issue encourages you to:
- Explore readers’ own recollections and memories in our Yesterday Remembered section
- Discover more about days gone past with stories on everything from vintage transport to great Britons and from Christmas traditions to great days out
- Enjoy regular reader favourites such as Treasures in the Attic, 1940 s Post, Postcard from… and of course our Puzzle Page and Crossword
We hope you like reading our magazine as much as we love compiling it. In the meantime here is this month’s letter from our Editor, Simon Stabler
Although I welcome the chance to spend time with the family and put my feet up (and these feet can really do with the rest now the office has moved further from home), I’m not too keen on Christmas.
The rampant commercialisation, the novelty jumpers and seasonal drinkers asking for a Guinness at the end of their order (not the start as is right and proper), all conspire to make me shout “Bah humbug”. Still, the telly is quite good at this time of year.
No doubt the soaps will be going all out as ever and we speak to one star whose character’s family will are sure to be in the thick of it – Bill Roache aka Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow. He’s been a mainstay of the show since its launch 57 years ago and as you’ll see from the interview, has no plans to retire.
As we approach the finale of the First World War centenary commemorations, we look at the Christmas greetings sent from the trenches and visit the new tank museum at Cambrai. And going back to the Scrooge reference, we look back on a 1951 dinner held in honour of Charles Dickens and some of his popular characters in our Food Drink pages.
For me, however, Christmas came early when comedy legend Barry Cryer agreed to write a column for the magazine. This issue he talks pantomime, comedy records and The Two Ronnies. They’re all integral parts of my Christmases past, maybe you feel the same?
Thank you again for supporting me throughout 2017. On behalf of the team who work behind the scenes on BoB, I wish you all a very merry Christmas. See you again in 2018.