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Ladybird News & Atricles Archive   14 Items
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Sex manuals for children axed after protests by Ladybird
Health bosses have scrapped a controversial series of books about sex for under-16s following protests from a respected publisher of booksfor children.
2007-10-18   read more on this article
Wingfield - Forgotten Derbyshire Artist
Although fresh artistic talent is constantly emerging from Derbyshire, the rediscovery of a pst master is more of a rarity. This article tells the story of John Henry Wingfield, the Denby-born illustrator whose work has enjoyed worldwide exposure ev
2007-08-02   read more on this article
Ladybird, The Computer and the M.O.D.
The Computer from the Ladybird 'How it Works' series 654 is quite a common title in it's standard trade edition. But this edition is rumoured to have also been printed privately for the Ministry of Defence in 1972.
2007-01-14   read more on this article
Henry Wills & William Hepworth
Henry (harry) Wills was born in Narborough in 1850. He was one of eleven children to a schoolmaster who ran the Auburn House School for boys.
2007-01-12   read more on this article
The Wee Web contribute to Miller's Guide
The Wee Web were approached in Spirng 2006 by Miller's Collectables asking us to provide them with information regarding collectable Ladybird titles along with image samples.
2007-01-01   read more on this article
Artist creates 'pagan' birdlife based on Ladybird book illustrations
An artist has created several new species of unsual birds after holidaying in the area which inspired the occult thriller The Wicker Man and looking at Ladybird books he found in the cottage he was staying in.
2006-10-22   read more on this article
Old-style Ladybird books are word perfect
The Peter and Jane stories of the 1960s taught millions of children to read before falling victim to more progressive methods in schools.
2005-12-10   read more on this article
Original Ladybird artwork for sale
There's to be an exhibition of Martin Aitchison's Ladybird artwork at the Charnwood Museum in Loughborough, starting 26th May 05, running for a couple of months.
2005-05-09   read more on this article
Cinderella Is Favourite Children's Book
Cinderella was yesterday named as Britain’s favourite children’s book. The classic folktale of the kind but downtrodden housemaid who overcomes her ugly sisters and a wicked stepmother to find her prince was voted ahead of Winnie the Pooh
2004-03-17   read more on this article
Ladybird artist Harry Wingfield exhibition
One of Ladybird Books top artists, Harry Wingfield, is to be part of an exhibition taking place at Walsall Museum throughout 2003.
2003-02-18   read more on this article
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Ladybird Articles
The M.O.D. Computer book myth
Tootling About - registration plates
Ladybird protest NHS sex manual
Pagan birdlife inspired by Ladybird
Harry Wingfield interview
Patrick Armstrong interview
Memories of factory worker
Interview with Douglas Keen
The unpublished Mervyn and other stories
Tootling about registration plates
The original Jane
A Ladybird fair
The Wee Web in the Herald
Sunday Independent on Ladybird
George Towers ex employee

Frank Hampson - Ladybird author
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Random fact

The Tinker's Wig (series 478) is the only Ladybird book to have gilt lettering used on it's front board -it was also twice the size of a standard Ladybird book.

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