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…
Not Very Sporting, Old Chap
I only visited the old Wembley Stadium once – in 1992, to see Peterborough United beat Stockport County in the old 3rd Division play offs. Although it was a great result for the club and my hometown, Peterborough, the one thing that sticks in my mind is the high prices for ice lollies: they’d breached the £1 mark. I hate to think how much they are now at the new Wembley?
As our feature on the golden age of ice creams shows, there may have been a fluctuation in prices but these hand-held delights were largely affordable to kids – isn’t it strange how all the foods that our nippers are told to avoid are eaten without a knife and fork? Brands come and go but it’s reassuring to know favourites such as FAB and Funny Feet continue to be a treat for children (and adults) during the summer months.
Our Yesterday Remembered section includes several stories from readers about their childhood trips to the seaside, and the magazine also enjoys other great days out in Out & About, as well as Postcard From… and visits to Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and York’s Chocolate World… mmm. Yes, this issue of Best Of British is enough to make you put on weight…
Sport gets a look in too as we remember tennis player Roger Taylor, who was once only an odd point or two away from winning the Wimbledon men’s singles final; as well as the story of ladies football, ahead of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, and Britain’s sadly unsuccessful bids to host various tournaments.
The 1990 World Cup could have been played at Wembley, instead it went to Italy. I bet even back then, it cost way more than £1 for a scoop of gelato.
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