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Classic Articles

Here are some examples of the types of articles that you can find every month in Best of British, including regular and special one-off features…


Enjoy pages and pages of readers’ letters about all sorts of topics relating to Britain past and present, as well as responses to items that have appeared in the magazine.

Hospital Life for Me

I was raised by my grandmother as my mother died when I was born and my father was in the Army, training soldiers for WWII.
My grandmother was secretary of the local Old Age Pensioners Association, who met one afternoon a week to socialise, sing the old songs and have a cup of tea. Once a year they organised a day trip to the seaside …Read more…

Yesterday Remembered

Here’s a wealth of readers’ stories about their own lives and shared experiences.

Hospital Life for Me

A childhood spent in a hospital bed. My father was a labourer on a dairy farm in the 1930s, when it was not unusual for cows to be carriers of tuberculosis. This, together with bad housing, was why I contracted tuberculosis of the spine at the age of two. My parents knew something was wrong …Read more…

Forties’ Post

We look at many aspects of this pivotal decade of the 20th Century, with stories from the home front and of those serving overseas, plus a comprehensive list of 1940s’ events and topical news, and reports from the re-enactment scene.

Hero in a Hurricane

A young boy’s wartime idol. One day, when I was five, I asked a fighter pilot how the undercarriage on his Hurricane worked.“Be in the garden tomorrow and I will show you,” he said.The garden was of the Three Horseshoes pub in the village of Great Parndon, some eight miles from North Weald … Read more…

Special Features

Look forward to a huge variety articles relating to our wonderful country – from our natural, industrial and social heritage to the things that have shaped our lives over the decades – historic events, our childhoods, transport, entertainment, fashions, houses, jobs, shops, food, books, country pastimes and traditions… the list is endless.

Pat Gorman

Last year saw the launch of the TV Soap Extra of the Year Award, a contest to recognise “the supporting artists that work tirelessly to enhance the finished product.” It was won by Colin Murtagh who, over the past decade, has appeared in the background as a police officer in shows … Read more…

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