I came across this old local newspaper, stuffed with fascinating articles and adverts, all bona-fide 84-year-old actual “as they were printed” bits and bobs.
As it’s a broadsheet and the print tiny, I can’t scan whole pages but here’s the front top sheet top half…
Note the most important feature of the papers of the day…? Cinemas and theatres! Loads of ’em, even in a small coastal tourist town. The population of Bournemouth is far greater these days, and it’s still well-served by live venues, but cinemas tend towards the multiplex – lots of screens, but many of them small in size, unlike the grand old cinemas.
Then there’s this advert!
You’ve got the charming period-piece advert design for the famous Raleigh bicycle for under five pounds (a lot of money way back), and just below an advert for a hot new Association Football board game for young sports fans. I wonder why Ho-mO failed to catch on with such a gay-friendly sport…?