The first knitting club for men!. The first mens knitting club has been formed
The first knitting club for men!.
The first men's knitting club has been formed in Prague with the avowed object of propagating and teaching the art of knitting among men'.
The club has already 50 members, including business and professional men, young men, and old men with beards. The club meets regularly, when the atmosphere is filled with the steady clicking of the knitting needles as busy masculine figures we've socks, pullovers and other useful articles.
Photo shows, a bearded member of the club giving all his attention to the work in hand. His neighbours on either side seem equally determined to produce a nice even stitch.
27 January 1938
SANDY, an 18 month old Golden Retriever, is placidly homeward bound as he is photographed
SANDY, an 18 month old Golden Retriever, is placidly homeward bound as he is photographed here, teeth clamped into the wicker basket which contains the family joint. Owned by Mr F C Clarke of Bedminster, Bristol, the dog is uniquely tempttion-resistant. mr Clarke sends him half a mile to the butcher shop, unaccompanied, for the family meat rations. And, although the succulent smell of raw meat hovers only an inch below his nostrils, Sandy has never yet stopped for refreshment on the homeward journey
Plane passenger seats become lifebelts in 10 seconds. New safety device for flying-boats
Plane passenger seats become lifebelts in 10 seconds. New safety device for flying-boats.
In preparation for the regular Atlantic service and also for the new Empire flying boats a new pattern "safety-seat" which can be converted to a lifebelt in under 10 seconds has been designed and incorporated in the passenger's seat cushions on the Imperial Airways flying-boats. Although weighing only 5 pounds, the two cushions - seat and back - can support a weight of 20 stones in water they have been specially manufactured, after 18 months research, on the secret "float on air" principle.
Photo shows: Donning the "safety-seat" lifebelt and smoking a cigar at the same time during a test in the water at Southampton.
9 June 1937