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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

    A Bit of a Royal Do
    There are several dates no husband should forget. Among them are his wife’s birthday and their anniversary. Given that The Queen has two birthdays a year, it’s entirely plausible that the Duke of Edinburgh may once have forgotten one; however, the press coverage this month means he’s unlikely to overlook his anniversary.

    Seventy years, what a remarkable milestone; longer than some lives and a union that has seen many changes over the years. It takes two to make a marriage work and despite the endless protocol and having to always present a public face, it’s clear that their Royal Highnesses are still very much in love, as they were in 1947.

    As the saying goes, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman”, but in the case of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh it’s the other way around. I’m sure some men would feel emasculated by the fact their wife is the more powerful of the marriage; however the Duke has clearly been a rock to Her Majesty throughout her reign, yet at the same time has won the admiration of the nation for still being his own man.

    I know I won’t be alone in raising a glass to the royal couple and aware that the Duke likes his bottled beer, I wonder if he ever got to sample any Old Berkshire Strong Ale, brewed by Simmonds of Reading in 1947 to commemorate the happy occasion.

    On the subject of weddings, I’d really like to feature your memories of your own big day. Were you – like their Royal Highnesses – restricted by rationing, did you go all out or even have a quiet register office wedding just in the presence of your witnesses? Whatever you have to write about, don’t forget to include any photographs. Originals will, of course, be treated with care and returned after copying.

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