Category Dandy comic

This was a Dandy surprise

It was on Saturday 4th December 1937 that the very first issue of a new comic appeared on the streets of Britain.  It was called The Dandy Comic! There were, and had been, lots of comics available in Britain but this one had something different: this one used speech balloons to tell the story instead […]

Saint Andrew; the Channel Tunnel and the rebuilding of St Paul’s; Octavia Hill; the Observer and the Dandy; Victorian Postal changes and, to close, Boy Bishops

30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day – the patron saint of Scotland. Andrew and the brother Simon Peter were two of the original 12 apostles of Christ. Very little is known about Andrew’s life. He is said to have travelled to Greece to preach Christianity, and that he was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped […]