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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…

    Nobody Did it BetterLife is full of important questions – and many frivolous ones too. Among the latter category are queries such as “Who do you like best, Daddy or chips?” and “Is she or isn’t she?”

    But one question that continues to be debated in homes, offices and pubs across the land is, “Who’s your favourite James Bond?” Some will say Sir Sean Connery as he was first, while others will urge you to re-watch On Her Majesty’s Secret Service or Licence to Kill to remind you that their man should be given greater recognition.

    But due to his length of service, lightness of touch and playing him as an exaggeration of himself, to many fans, Sir Roger Moore is the definitive Bond.

    I carry a list around with me, containing the names of the people I would like to interview for the magazine. In an unhappy coincidence, Sir Roger died the day that I had reached his name on the list and was to send him an interview request.

    While I will never get to meet the suavest of actors who played the suavest of spies, I am grateful to his publishers for providing an article for this issue, which was written by Sir Roger himself, on his early days as Bond.

    Sir Roger was an occasional visitor to the Wimbledon Championships, which returns this month. This issue, not only do we mark the 40th anniversary of Virginia Wade’s triumph but we also discover what it was like to work at the Tournament.

    This magazine isn’t all about celebrity worship of course, and as ever we feature real-life stories in Yesterday Remembered, go to sea with the third generation of a Sussex fishing family and learn what it was like to undertake police firearms training.

    Strangely enough, while our young PC may have carried a Walther pistol, his adventures were nowhere near as glamorous as the Good Commander’s.

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