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…
Sun, Sea & Scribbling
Although I now make a living from writing, I wasn’t always the keenest of essayists.
If there was one phrase at school that filled me with dread more than “It’s cross-country today, I hope you’ve bought your running shoes?” (for the record, you only attempt the course in rugby boots the once), then it would have to be “Open your books and write 400 words on what you did during the holidays.”
You see, despite having had more than a month to scamper around in the fields, build dens and cycle for miles, or simply gape at holiday TV if it was wet, my mind would be blank.
It’s nice to know that many of you have no such problem. Across the pages of this issue we have tales of your trips to the seaside or to a holiday camp, the adventures you revelled in closer to home (what child hasn’t dreamed of finding an unexploded bomb in the woods?) and plenty of photographs.
Also, thanks to Sue Brewer’s meticulous record keeping, we get to see a wonderful collection of leaflets, ticket stubs and cuttings, reminding us of a time when holidays seemed relatively affordable.
Keeping up with our “and present” remit, we visit the Hardy Way – a long distance path linked with the works of Thomas Hardy – and North Yorkshire, which is worth visiting for the National Railway Museum at York alone.
Maybe the articles will inspire your own UK holiday choices this year, or with news that Menorca now sells “proper beer” you may want to venture further afield.
But whatever you decide to do, have a happy holiday – and please do send me a postcard.
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