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    In the December issue of Best of British….



    Shop Front Secrets – Behind the scenes of Open All Hours

    Red Kites and Cricket Bats – Unusual sights above the pitch

    Dead Legs and Driving Tests – Learning to drive at the Post Office

    Comic Capers in Wrapping Paper – Christmas annuals

    Five of the Best – Great |English railway stations

    The Christmas Truce – When the killing briefly stopped

    The Army Game – celebrating the National Service sitcom

    Baking with Mrs Simkins – Things to do with rum

    A Not so Blithe Spirit – Margaret Rutherford’s dark past

    Just Help Yourself – The origins of self-service

    The V2 Rocket of British Politics – Nancy Astor

    Keep the Home Fires Burning – The songs of the Great War

    Great Days Out – Christmas Events

    The Dark Side of Christmas – We speak to a veteran of the Christmas Island nuclear tests

    Postcard From Hayling Island

    The Retreat to Harrogate – An army unit’s evacuation to the seaside

    The Keys to Success – pop pianists

    Yorkshire’s Cardboard King – Meet the man behind Metcalfe Models

    Not Such a Brough Time – A motorcycle ride around Britain

    League of Mercy Awards

    Still Above Ground – Sean Connery



    …regular features including Yesterday Remembered, Gardening, Postbag, Bookshelf and Baking with Mrs Simkins.


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