December London Meeting: Saturday 1 December 2018

 Saturday December 1st: Howard Smith – Herbert Tourtel and Rupert the Bear.

On November 8, 1920, one of the most enduring and well-loved children’s characters in British fiction made his first appearance in the Daily Express. The then news editor of the Express, Guernseyman Herbert Tourtel, was approached with the task of producing a new comic strip to rival those of the Mail and Mirror and immediately thought of his wife Mary, already an established author and artist.

Venue: Fountains Abbey, 109 Praed Street London W2 1RL (nearest station Paddington).

Time: 12.15pm for pub lunch followed by talk.

No advance notice necessary.