Showing posts with label Kettering Leader and Guardian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kettering Leader and Guardian. Show all posts

Thursday 1 October 2020

Kettering Leader and Guardian (PART THREE)

I know you've loved these posts on early Bellamy work, because no-one has disrupted their reading and viewing by saying anything on them! So here's another to add to your pleasure!

KL&G 29 August 1947 p.7
A delightful cartoon showing the newspaper's photographer reacting to a bee sting whilst the bee casually smokes! "No laughing matter: You must never make a bee angry" is the title of the column, which describes a reporter's attempts to research the easy way but instead jumping in the deep end!

KL&G 5 September 1947 p.7

Press on: 'Tich' made it on his hands and knees" is the second I want to highlight. It shows our reporter 'Tich' with camera looking at a very tall puzzled hiker from the local Youth Hostel. The caricature of the hiker with hairy legs and full equipment is brilliant and shows him scratching his head wondering why the reporter is not dressed properly for the occasion!

KL&G 26 December 1947pp.6-7
The above double-page shows "In peace or in war these are the Christmases remembered best of all" and the sub-title is "Some are treasured but others they try to forget". Local readers have been asked to submit memories of Christmases past. Here we five Frank Bellamy drawings  showing visually some of the memories of "Bill" as he returns home after the war.
  1. The cartoon in the centre shows Flight-Lieutenant John Strachey looking at an Army biscuit, as told by Major John Profumo - yes, THAT Profumo who was Kettering's MP for many years before the scandal occurred - follow the link for more information on him and his later life.
  2. J. Marshall Bailey tells the next tale of how a Corps Commander wanted to wish the sleeping company a Happy Christmas. "The reply was prompt: "I don't care who the purple spots you are. Shut that Pygmalion door"".
  3. Captain G. lane tells of how Germans soldiers, who were merry at this festive time, were surpised by an 'invasion' of their pill-box!
  4. "I shall always remember father's bitterness" shows a poignant scene telling of Alderman George S. Lindgren's father's unemployment at Christmas.
  5. Lastly we see "Dinner that was to be but wasn't" - W. Cheney's tale of arriving late for Christmas dinner
Bellamy uses various styles in this double-page to show jokes and serious subjects. he shows silhouettes for the train door opening and the visiting Corps Commander; an almost serious bunch of Brit soldiers coming up to tipsy Germans and then an out and out cartoon in a sketchy hand showing shock at ' "one piece of cold plum duff". These are mixed with the poignant image of a father and son at the table on Christmas Day with 'unemployment' being the headline on the paper. 

Lastly for today, here's a lovely strip "Ireson says it with coal - and get the sack". It's incredible how much Bellamy crammed into a small space, with brilliant caricatures for even the train, the "3195". Kettering - Raunds - Kimbolton  - Buckden - Godmanchester - Thrapston - Kettering are the place-names mentioned for this old train journey - before the cuts by Dr. Beeching! Wikipedia has an article on the old line with a map!

KL&G 27 February 1948 p.3

Saturday 1 August 2020

More Kettering Leader & Guardian

Continuing my previous articles on what I found from the Kettering Leader & Guardian before lockdown I'm sharing some more of, what I think, are great Bellamy interpretations of the text provide by "Riston/Ristone" in his gardening column

This time all 20 come from the first six months of 1948, a time when the words "Dig for Victory" were still fresh on the minds of the people who stayed at home during the Second World war

January 2 1948 p.12
Seed Germination

January 9 1948 p.12
Rotation of crops

January 16 1948 p.12
Work among the vegetables

January 30 1948 p.12
A few don'ts for amateurs

February 6 1948 p.2
Sow beans now

February 13 1948 p.12
An essential "Family"

February 27 1948 p.2
Now is the hour

March 5 1948 p.2
Fruit tree planting

March 12 1948 p.2
Starting young

March 19 1948 p.12
Good fruits to grow

April 2 1948 p.2
Best way to grow peas

April 9 1948 p.12
These veg need rich soil

April 16 1948 p.5
Make the best of your flowers

April 30 1948 p.12
Prepare celery trench now

May 7 1948 p.12
Give potatoes plenty of room

May 14 1948 p.12
Grow better strawberries

May 28 1948 p.12
Prepare celery trench now

June 4 1948 p.12
Salad secrets

June 11 1948 p.2
Still time to plant seeds

June 25 1948 p.12
Destroy that caterpillar

Thursday 23 April 2020

Frank Bellamy and Kettering Leader and Guardian (PART TWO)

I've previously written about the Kettering Leader and Guardian and thought I'd show you all the images I've collected from far! Lockdown means no British Library visits unfortunately but it does mean more time in your garden! Me? In MY garden? They call me 'Black-finger Boyd'!

All these images are from the Kettering Leader and Guardian 1947 and some of the gags work still in the 21st century; some don't. And do not sue me if these tips don't work for you!

 14 March 1947 p8   

21 March 1947 p.12

28 March 1947 p.14

4 April 1947 p.5

18 April 1947 p.12

25 April 1947 p.5

2 May 1947 p.15

9 May 1947 p.5

16 May 1947 p.5

23 May 1947 p.5

30 May 1947 p.15

6 June 1947 p12

13 June 1947 p.12
20 June 1947 p.12

27 June 1947 p.12

4 July 1947 p.12

11 July 1947 p.12

18 July 1947 p.12

25 July 1947 p.5   

1 August 1947 p.5

8 August 1947 p.5

15 August 1947 p.5

22 August 1947 p.2

29 August 1947 p.5

5 September 1947 p.5

12 September 1947 p.2   

19 September 1947 p.11

26 September 1947 p.2

3 October 1947 p.7

10 October 1947 p.5

24 October 1947 p.12

31 October 1947 p.5

 7 November 1947 p.12   

14 November 1947 p.5

21 November 1947 p.2

28 November 1947 p.2

5 December 1947 p.2

12 December 1947 p.2

26 December 1947 p.9
Lastly here's one of the gardening columns not drawn by Bellamy and published immediately before him coming on board
11 April 1947