Best of British is the UK’s premier nostalgia magazine. Published since 1993, Best of British magazine is packed with stories and pictures guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back. Offering page after page of timeless reading, Best of British covers every aspect of life from the 1930s all the way through to today, recording the way it once was and demonstrating what makes Britain so special.
At the heart of the magazine is our Yesterday Remembered section, where we explore reader’s own recollections and memories of British life gone by. Add to this dedicated stories on everything from vintage transport to great Britons, from Christmas traditions to great days out, and you have the perfect mix. Other regulars include reader favourites such as Treasures in the Attic, 1940s Post, Postcard from… and of course our Puzzle Page and Crossword.
We hope you enjoy reading our magazine as much as we love compiling it. In the meantime here is this month’s letter from our Editor, Simon Stabler…
Time Flies, When You’re Having Fun
Last weekend I was reunited with some childhood photographs and an album containing mementoes from my school days.
Looking like Tristram from George & Mildred guaranteed me appearing in the local paper whenever a photographer visited the school, so there were plenty of press cuttings.
There were report cards with variations of the phrase “Simon is a bright lad but he really can’t be bothered,” and a Union Flag, made from coloured paper that I remember waving at the television during the wedding of Charles and Diana.
Can it really be 35 years since that happy event? Or 30 since shops had a run on hair ribbons popularised by the most unlikely of fashion icons, Sarah Ferguson?
Given that Kate and William have just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary – already – I’d have to agree that time flies.
This issue we celebrate those big days with memories of crowding around the telly with friends and family or having a knees-up with neighbours.
Giving those street parties a run for their money in terms of flags and bunting are sporting events such as Wimbledon (remembered here with memories of visits in the 60s) and the World Cup – even if the parties celebrating home-grown champions are few and far between.
To mark 50 years of England’s 1966 success, we recall those who were there, and I’d like to think that we offer a slightly different theme to the inevitable tributes in the national press.
On the subject of anniversaries, it is my fifth year on the magazine and this is the 60th issue I’ve worked on. While time doesn’t always fly here, it certainly goes quicker than at any other job I’ve had.
I’m constantly delighted by your continued support: you really do represent the best of British. Thank you.
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