The classic Ladybird pocket-size books were a British institution, being produced from 1940 until the 1980s, being finally phased out when the Loughborough factory closed in 1999. They were widely used in primary schools during the 1950s/60s and are very collectable today. Here is a selection of pages from 606B, The Fireman, first published in 1962. Illustrations were by John Berry (1920-2009).
About Vintage Stuff
The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.