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:
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…
Nurse, The Screens
We have film and television to thank for our often stereotypical view of the medical profession. And when it comes to nurses, there are conflicting images: on one hand, the saucy minx as depicted by Barbara Windsor on our front cover, and on the other, the cold-hearted battle axes such as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Neither are correct, of course, and all our real-life “angels” have the same goal – to care for the unwell, often in the most trying of circumstances. It takes a lot of study, compassion and sheer hard work to make a good nurse, and in this issue we make sure that the dedication of our noble nurses doesn’t go unnoticed.
Back in the 1940s and 50s, comedians Laurel and Hardy made several visits to the UK. They were mobbed everywhere they went, and as our feature on these visits show, it wasn’t just the general public who were in awe of these stage and screen giants.
Further explorations around the country include our regular Postcard From… feature, which visits Hampshire, along with a look at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, the place that brought the Beatles into contact with manager Brian Epstein. While a chat with underwater cameraman Andrew Jackson reveals some treasures from the deep.
And talking of treasures, for our 250th issue which comes out in May, I’d really like to know what you think are the best things about Britain. Please do send in a list of a few of your favourite things, places or people, or even a couple of lines on something in particular that makes you glad you live in this country of ours.
In fact, tell us anything that you feel makes Britain great. Maybe we could find a full 250 things. Now that really would be great.
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