Category Superstions

Boy’s Own; Charles Greville; Zeppelins. St Agnes; Harrow School; a Labour Prime minister; philip toynbee; losing at brag; a Churchill dies

Saturday 18th January 1879 saw the publication of the first edition of ‘The Boy’s Own Paper’. The idea for the publication had been raised in 1878 by the Religious Tract Society as a means of encouraging younger children to read. ‘The Boy’s Own’ began life as a weekly paper of 16 pages, in a buff-brown […]