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June and Schoolfriend

This was the original girls annual.

An innocent, pre-to-early teen magazine/comic for girls in the mid 1960's.

As part of the annual you could join the Red Rose club for a small fee and they sent you an enamelled rose badge.

June and School friend fact: "Schoolfriend" was the biggest-selling girls' comic throughout the '50s, followed closely by the slightly more modern "June", then publishers Fleetway combined the two in the 1960s, keeping the most popular features of each. (I think the same thing happened with Ant and Dec in the 1980's)

The stories in the annual were typified by uplifiting tales of triumph over terrible adversity or heart-wrenching ordeals. Of course there was also the staple of all Girls magazines - Fashion, advice, competitions and pinups of beautifully groomed dogs.


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Do You Remember June and Schoolfriend?

Do You Remember June and Schoolfriend?

  • Anonymous user
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    YES I USED TO READ A LOT. THOUGH I AM A BOY, NOW A MAN. I LOVE SILENT THREE AND THE GREY GHOST SERIES BEST
  • Anonymous user
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    I just loved June and school friend. Bessie Bunter and My name is Nobody. I was an avid reader!
  • LouiseOC
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    i loved it. read it avidly from 1964 to i suppose about 1971. i loved bessie Bunter, lucky's Living Doll, the Strangest Stories Ever told etc.
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this girls' comic with all the stories and problem page etc. My mum used to buy it for me every week and I used to look forward to it after school every Tuesday.