This was undoubtedly my favourite 'Girls' annual. It was given to me as a Christmas present in 1965. I would have been 6 years old at the time and I can remember this annual giving me years of enjoyment.
In an age when there was no TV (S Africa only got TV for the first time in 1975), no personal computers or Internet and no gaming consoles, annuals like these were a major source of entertainment. For me they had everything - below are just some of my personal highlights . . .
Famous celebrities with humorous captions. . .
Sweet things to make . . .
Craft ideas - I can remember being intrigued by quite a few of these and may have attempted some
Cliff was the main heartthrob! - appearing in a pantomime of Aladdin . . .
Of course the Beatles were there too . . .
And most importantly for me a ballet feature (The Nutcracker) . . .
There was even a ballet related story (this was the one I poured over the most) . . .
Other stories galore - many of them had a horsey theme . . .
Not all the stories were in comic book form although many appear to have been illustrated by the same artist. If anyone would like to see the full story of the two I have featured leave me a comment and I'll include them in another post.
See the full story in Dream House (posted 4 Sept 2012)
The full contents page -
What more could a young girl in the Swinging 60's ask for?