Did you look forward to a new Bunty or Judy annual every Christmas? Maybe Jackie was your favourite or Diana? For some, annuals were a source of entertainment and helpful hints. For others, they simply reinforced gender stereotypes.
The Open Archive: Girls’ Annuals, Saturday 1st December, 1pm to 3pm
Our eclectic collection dates from a 1920s Schoolgirls’ Own Annual to ‘80s publications like Patches. Take a trip down memory lane and peruse picture stories, flick through fashion pages and marvel at some of the beauty tips over a warming cup of tea!