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Original Weekly Magazine

DATED 1956

Approx 32 pages (64 sides).


Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Miss Rosemary Anne Stucley Daughter of Mr D. F. B. Stucley of Hartland Abbey, Devon - full page (fp) photo by Yevonde; announcing her engagement to Viscount Boyne of Burwarton House, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Outer Cover Photograph by G. F.Allen: Thatched Cottages by a little wooden bridge over the River at Hunton, Hants.

Principal Contents and Features on:

Hounds, a hunter on a horse, and a child on a donkey - x1 picture by R. L. Rhydderch.

A Coastal Nature Reserve on Aberlady Bay, Lothian, Scotland - x4 pictures by Rupert Roddam and text by W. Kenneth Richmond.

Attractive Duel Purpose Shrubs - x5 pictures, and text by Michael hawroth-Booth.

Photographing Otters Under Water in the Okanagon Valley, Vancouver, Canada - x5 pictures and text by H. Mortimer Batten.

Silver Chamber Candlesticks - x8 pictures, and text by G. Bernard hughes.

Rugby Team of The Royal Naval College, Dartmouth: K. S. Pitt - E. R. Mason - P. T. Tyrrell - G. N. Brigham - R. B Steadman - D. H. Barraclough - P. Dalrymple-Smith - T. W. Trounson - N. St. J. Morley-Hall - T. R. A. Melhuish (capt) - B. Walthew - D. R. Price - A. J. Simonds-Gooding - M. R. Conway - E. C. Bond - x1 group photograph, and text by Cedric Venables.

Hopetoun House, West Lothian, The Seat of the Marquess of Linlithgow; Part I - x10 pictures inc. a General Plan from Vitruvius Scoticus. Plus two of the pics have slight damage where the pages stuck together; firstly the South Bay of William Adam's East Front; and secondly, The First Earl of Hopetoun by David Allen. The article is by John Fleming.

Some Steering Problems: Diagram Showing the Effect of a Front Wheel Passing over a Bump - 1diagram, and text by J. Eason Gibson.

Evelyn and His Diary: John Evelyn from an Engraving by John Swaine - x1 picture, and text by Geoffrey Grigson.

A Queens Recipes: Title page of The Queen's Closet Opened, A Book of Recipes and Medicines 1663 some Of Which Were Presented to Henrietta Maria - x1 picture, and text by Sylvia Groves. The article looks at medicines and also sugar work and candying for cakes etc. Some of the items mentioned include Paste of Apricocks - Conserve of Peonies - Banbury Cake - Mrs Leed's cheese Cakes - Aqua Mirabilis - Shock Dog that hath the Mangie - Oyl of Swallows - Marchpane - To take a fish by angling with Assa Fetida, etc.

An American Wader in the Fens: A Bonaparte's Sandpiper Photographed Shortley Before Being Released- x1 picture by J. Cunningham, and text by C. D. T. Minton and T. C. Smout.

Five Champions at Buxted: The Hon. Mrs Basil Ionides's Oakwell Sir James, Hackney Pony of the Year at Harringay, and Four Champion Poodles at Buxted Park, Sussex - x1 picture by Thomas Fall.

Trewinnard Manor, St Erith and Owned by Mr T. Pascoe - full page from a drawing by Roy Morgan - x1 picture and text beneath; advert for Shell.

Fashion: Travelling Outfit Suit and Matching Topcoat by Sumrie - Striaght Coat in Slub Tweed by Jaeger - Cotton Brocade Printed Suit by Matita and Straight Jacket in Thick Ribbed Fersey by Roecliff and Chapman - One Piece Swimsuit with circular overskirt at Harrods - Thick Cotton Poplin Dress by Horrockses with Straw Hat by R. M. Hats - Elegant Sheath Dress in Crochet Design by Rima - Printed Calf Shoes in Flowery Patterns by Lilley and Skinner - x6 pictures, and text by P. Joyce Reynolds.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Great Storm of 1703: Early 18thC Engraving of the Howland Great Dock, Deptford - picture and correspondence from R. B. Oram, Molfetta, Restwell Ave, Cranleigh, Surrey.

Circular Bus Shelters at Hengrave and at Flempton. Suffolk x2pics and Correspondence from Curius Crowe, Kent.

The Cloisters at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, Designed by George Gibson 1810 - picture and correspondence from John H. Hutchinson, 182 Burton Stone Lane, York.

Fasciated Asparagus Growing in a Nottinghamshire Garden - picture and correspondence from Mrs Mary Whistler, Old Balderton, Newark on Trent, Notts.

Bees Not Drowned: Bees Apparently Drowned in a Washing Bowl in EastAfrica - picture and correspondence from E. Aveling PO 1766 Nairobi, Kenya.

Lock Keeper's Cottage on the Stort navigation at Sawbridgeworth Herts; and a Plaque with the Initals of Sir George Duckett Who Was the Founder of the Canal - x2pictures and correspondence from Gordon E. Moodey, 27 West Street, Hertford.

Portrait, Probably by Raeburn, of An Unknown Sitter - x1photo. and correspondence from Henry Wilder Foote, 22 Highland St. Cambridge 38, Massachusetts, USA.

A Man Sitting on A Giant Tortoise on St Helena - picture and correspondence from A. D. howlett, Cree House, Creechurch Lane London EC3.

Plus other correspondence but no pictures.


Myers Rum - fp colour on back cover. A pub scene from a drawing by Templar.

The Allen Motor Scythe.

Sankey Aspin Chain Saw.

Passing Clouds Cigarettes - fp colour.

Nescafe -fp showing a mountain climbing scene.

Morris Oxford Car - fp.Sleekburnc.

S. J. Phillips Antiques of 113 New Bond St London - hp showing various silver birds and animals.


Cussons Imperial Leather Brilliantine.

Chilprufe Underwear for Ladies

Bengers Food - hp

Property Supplement Pages - one photograph with each For Sale entry unless otherwise stated:

White Lodge, Rampton nr Retford Notts.

Bredons Norton Manor, ON the Worcs. Glos Border. By direction of the Overbury Estates.

Shobley House, nr Ringwood, Hants

Rhagatt Estate (Hall), Merioneth, Nth Wales.

Plus many others but not named.

ARTICLES (text only):

Second Thoughts Around St Pauls - with ref. to development and reconstruction of the areas around the Cathedral destroyed during the war.

No Stranger - Poem by M. Stewart Evans.

A Council of Civic Design? - with ref. to the debat in the House of Commons on the defacement of town and countryside; with mention of Mr Nigel Nicolson - Mr W. F Deedes - Mr Duncan Sandys.

Safety on the Farm.

Vandalism of Trees in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Worm Hunting at Hamilton Ohio.

Countryman's notes by Ian Niall. Various items incl. The bull-mastiff that had a taste for kipper. - Shooting Crows. - etc

Farming Notes by Cincinnatus

Billet at the Inn by W. Branch Johnson - the billeting of troops during the war and how much inn keepers etc were paid.

Hunting in the Shires by Michael F. Berry

The Village Rummage Sale by Dudley Hoys.

Halved Match - Golf by Bernard Darwin

Bridge by M. Harrison Gray.

The Estate Market.

Farming Notes.

Books Reviewed by Howard Spring.

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Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897. This is an original USED vintage magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 345 x 235 mm (13.5 x 9.25 " ) There is a little age yellowing. The glossy pages feel a little chalky and have a musty age smell. The pages are loose as I have removed the rusty staples leaving witness marks; some pages have handling wear to edges, blemishes due to their great age. The front and back outer cover is a little rubbed but in keeping with the age; original owners name in pencil (Beasley) to front outer cover. The images vary in size and are in b/w unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering carry on from the previous issue, therefore do not start at number 1.

The description of the contents above are in my own words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope.

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Product Code 7703
Weight 0.3kg