Readers Stories

John McCullagh April 7, 2008

In an attempt to revitalise the toy industry after the end of World War I, the American Tootsie Toys company introduced a new range of innovative pocket-sized diecast toys in 1918. Tootsie’s success in the USA inspired Frank Hornby, one of Britain‘s leading toy manufacturers, to try to do the same in Britain. Already a household […]

John McCullagh February 9, 2008

The following article appeared recently in a free publication and I thought it deserved a larger audience ….. Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke spoke recently to the students of St Paul‘s High School Bessbrook about her life. This lady is a mere two years older than your editor and it is almost unbelievable the difference in our […]

John McCullagh January 17, 2008

Before Christmas I had cause, like many others to go up into the attic to retrieve the Christmas decorations.  When I was up I decided to have a look at some of the old junk gathered there.