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BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie

Will Fly 17 May 18 - 11:51 AM
Senoufou 17 May 18 - 01:12 PM
Senoufou 17 May 18 - 01:49 PM
Rapparee 17 May 18 - 05:48 PM
Dave Sutherland 18 May 18 - 08:01 AM
Will Fly 18 May 18 - 10:25 AM
Kenny B (inactive) 18 May 18 - 11:56 AM
Gurney 18 May 18 - 11:41 PM
Dave the Gnome 19 May 18 - 02:19 AM
Senoufou 19 May 18 - 02:53 AM
Dave the Gnome 19 May 18 - 03:02 AM
vectis 19 May 18 - 05:41 AM
Senoufou 19 May 18 - 05:45 AM
Will Fly 19 May 18 - 07:17 AM
Will Fly 19 May 18 - 07:19 AM
keberoxu 19 May 18 - 11:35 AM
Will Fly 19 May 18 - 11:46 AM
Senoufou 19 May 18 - 11:53 AM
Sandra in Sydney 19 May 18 - 11:47 PM
Senoufou 20 May 18 - 04:14 AM
Gurney 21 May 18 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 May 18 - 11:51 AM

I was in Alnwick a few days ago and popped into the famous Barter Books s/h bookshop - and came across several annuals of The Broons and Oor Wullie. Of course, having spent my early years in Glasgow in the 1940s, I just had to buy a compilation of the cartoons, called "The Roaring Forties". As funny now as they were then!

Any other 'Catter have memories of this great cartoon family?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 May 18 - 01:12 PM

Oh yes Will! The Sunday Post! He was always sitting on his upturned bucket. Great find, and probably worth a bit now.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 May 18 - 01:49 PM

By the way, I rented a bedsit in a Glasgow 'close' (in Partick) and there were people like the 'Broons' everywhere. Lovely folk. (This was the early Seventies)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:48 PM

Here you are!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 18 May 18 - 08:01 AM

Certainly, the Sunday Post was a very popular newspaper in the North East during my younger days (and it probably still is). I used to get a Broons annual every Christmas for years; this post will probably make me hunt them out now. Jings, help ma boab!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 May 18 - 10:25 AM

As I recall, The Broons Annual alternated with an Oor Wullie Annual, though they were both published together in later years.

Crivens!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 18 May 18 - 11:56 AM

Help ma Boab a wis an avid reader in the 40's too

Its also a family joke that my granny modelled for Granny Giles in the Giles cartoons


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Gurney
Date: 18 May 18 - 11:41 PM

One of my best friends, -he's a retired mechanic in his 70s, -has the annual every year, Still.

Crivens.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 May 18 - 02:19 AM

I do not know those cartoons at all but have fond memories of "The Perishers" in the Daily Mirror. I also remember "The Cloggies" by Bill Tidy which involved a North West Morris side. Was that the Mirror too?

Sorry Will. Don't meant to hijack your thread :-)

I have PM'd you about another matter btw.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 May 18 - 02:53 AM

I liked Denis the Menace with his dog Gnasher, in the Beano. The Beano and the Dandy cost 2d each, and a liquorice skipping rope was 2d too. So for my weekly pocket money of 6d I could chew all the liquorice while I read my comics from cover to cover. Bliss.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 May 18 - 03:02 AM

I pay for the Beono to be delivered to my Grandsons every week. They love it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: vectis
Date: 19 May 18 - 05:41 AM

I discovered the Broons and Oor Wullie when I bought some old annuals at a jumble sale. How they got down to The Isle of Wight frae bonny scotland is anyone's guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 May 18 - 05:45 AM

Our village garage is run by a chap and his father, who's called Denis. The father is a rather crusty old chap and we all secretly call him 'Denis the Menace'. I'm pretty certain he knows this; nothing's a secret in a small village.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 May 18 - 07:17 AM

I used to get the Dandy and the Beano as a small child, then graduated to the Wizard, Rover, etc. Some lads I knew bought the Eagle - bit posh for me, but I loved the Mekon and the Treens in the Dan Dare serial.

My father had a collection of Greyfriars Annuals from the 1930s, which I still have - very thick pages, almost cardboard like - with the usual characters, Harry Wharton, Billy Bunter, etc.

There's a fascinating essay by George Orwell on these school story magazines, meticulously dissected, though he made one mistake - he couldn't believe they were the work of one writer, which they were (Frank Richards).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 May 18 - 07:19 AM

Frank Richards - real name Charles Hamilton.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 May 18 - 11:35 AM

So this is where Sir Terry Pratchett
got his Wee Free Men
and their battle cry of "Crivens".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 May 18 - 11:46 AM

It may well be, keberoxu. The "Wee Free" is an affectionate Scottish term (for a church).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 May 18 - 11:53 AM

When I used to be involved with prisoners' wives and visit them at home, I once wallpapered a child's bedroom with Denis the Menace wallpaper for him (chosen by his mum) It actually looked very jolly!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 May 18 - 11:47 PM

As far as I know Oor Willie never made it to Australia, but Beano & other comics did. I vaguely remember a girl's comic with the title Judy

I've just had a lovely time chasing Oor Wullie & this image makes this a music thread!

I copied it to show the 8-16 year old musicians who attend a traditional Australian music workshop I'm involved with as it shows a typical? (pre-radio & TV) family musical evening, tho similar Australian evenings probably didn't include a kilted piper!

The younger kids love our vintage one-man-band (washboard with attached bicycle bells, cow bells & horn with perished rubber bulb) so would probably enjoy banging the saucepan, baking dish, cake ring? & kettle instrument.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 20 May 18 - 04:14 AM

I used to read Judy too Sandra, when I was about ten I think. Didn't it have 'The Four Marys' in it?
I've just realised that Dennis the Menace is spelled with two n's.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Gurney
Date: 21 May 18 - 05:20 PM

Sandra, the friend I mentioned up above has lived here in NZ for over 40 years, although originally a Glaswegian.
It is possible to get them.

I just ask. I'm a couple of years behind, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Broons and Oor Wullie
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 May 18 - 05:38 PM

I've just Googled it and 'The Four Marys' were in Bunty not Judy!


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