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Journal 57

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Re: Journal 57

Postby Francis » 12 Aug 2015, 20:04

Three weeks in Guernsey and two weeks in Cambridge have meant that I have not been able to concentrate on reading the journal so it was nice to take it with me today on an hour bus trip to the shops in Aldershot. What a joy number 57 proved to be, All the various and disparate articles fitted together perfectly. Everyone of them was interesting and enjoyable with particular highlights so far being Julie's superb article on 'The Boy next door' (I must get an early copy and read it), Robert's desert island selection, Angela's article on Enid the gardener and John's early collecting days. I still have plenty to read so I must thak Tony and all the contributors for a superb journal number 57.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Moonraker » 13 Aug 2015, 11:49

John Pickup wrote:I would like to appeal to all who post and read on this forum that if you aren't already a member, please consider joining the society. For a very small price, you will receive three journals a year, beautifully presented, delivered to your home. As well as subscribing, you can also contribute and keep the journal alive. Thank you.


I second that. You can bet, should ever the Journal closed own, many of our non-subscribers would be screaming from the rooftops. Come on folks, subscribe or lose it.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Courtenay » 13 Aug 2015, 12:03

Moonraker wrote:You can bet, should ever the Journal closed own, many of our non-subscribers would be screaming from the rooftops.


If they don't subscribe, though, will most of them ever have read the Journal?
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Moonraker » 13 Aug 2015, 12:10

Oh, believe me, you don't have to use something to mourn its loss.

If they don't subscribe, though, will most of them ever have read the Journal?

I believe sixret has bought back numbers (I might be mistaken here - it might be someone else), yet doesn't subscribe.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Tony Summerfield » 13 Aug 2015, 12:40

Moonraker wrote:Oh, believe me, you don't have to use something to mourn its loss.


This is very true and applies equally well to the Enid Blyton Day as I get emails from people who have never attended and don't belong to the Society asking me to organise one this year. They don't understand that these things have to be organised many months in advance and to be honest I can see no future for it in its previous format, it was on too big a scale and several of the necessary 'ingredients' are no longer available.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 13 Aug 2015, 13:11

They were all great days the ones I attended though, Tony. You did the Society proud. :)

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Re: Journal 57

Postby Moonraker » 14 Aug 2015, 13:05

Yes. It is better to have memories rather than regrets.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Francis » 14 Aug 2015, 21:36

I think we all have great memories of the days we attended. We will always be grateful to Tony for organising them.
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Re: Journal 57

Postby Lucky Star » 15 Aug 2015, 13:44

Hear hear. I still have all my programs/ tickets stored on my Blyton bookshelf.
"If Hugo's treasure you would see, look for a door where none should be".

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Re: Journal 57

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 15 Aug 2015, 14:11

Yes, I still have all my programmes for all the Days I attended too, John. :)

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Re: Journal 57

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Aug 2015, 14:21

I think I have a few...but I most definitely have the programme with The Wonderful Adventure facsimile in it! :-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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