WHO'S BIRTHDAY

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  • #4620


    Billy

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    Can you name this old chap well known today because of his longevity, this  young at heart fellow who is instantly recognised by his flamboyant manner of dress,  a person mentioned reguarly   in the news .

    It is well known many books have been written about him and can you believe it he is 94yrs young tomorrow.

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  • #4623


    MaggieH

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    Well, Billy, I was thinking of the Dook, but I think his birthday is in the summer, so I guess it can’t be him.

  • #4625


    Billy

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    Thanks for showing an interest Maggie, But not quite right this time. Did you ever have a Rupert  Annual for Christmas. Or perhaps the “Girls Own”

    Rupert

     

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  • #4627


    Billy

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    .On November 8, 1920, one of the most enduring and well-loved children’s characters in British fiction made his first appearance in the Daily Express.

    In 1935 the Daily Express decided that there were enough Rupert adventures to collect them all together in one volume, making an annual. During the height of Rupert’s popularity in the 1950’s sales of the Rupert Annual topped 1.7 million.

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  • #4641


    MaggieH

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    Nice one, Billy – I’d never have thought of Rupert! although, yes, I did have several of his Annuals – probably from around the early to mid fifties. Smart little tyke, wasn’t he!

     

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