Parish Magazine Historical Issues

    1944 – 1946

These are the earliest that have so far been found. Only four issues are missing (January, February, June, July 1946)

The format up to December 1946 was no cover, two pages Hambledon news, 8-page insert, two pages local advertisements (all the same).

Inserts comprised Home Words (religious commentary); 2 pp. general (national) church news; 2pp. article with religious connotations; 2pp. weekday (Mon-Sat) pages for Women with Homes; puzzle page.

Only the Hambledon news has been digitised, other than the complete April 1944 issue. This has been selected because the general (national) church news is on central London blitzed churches so should still be of interest and to provide an example of the “Women with Homes” pages which are fascinating wartime social history.

A new Rector appears to have prompted a new design for December 1946 and this is digitised in full.

    1947 – 1956

Only three copies exist.
– April 1948 – digitised in full.
– April and June 1950: cover, Hambledon news, advertisements (identical in both issues) and Home Words. Of these two, only April 1950 has been digitised in full.

There is then a gap until 1957.

    1957 – 1960

By January 1957 each Magazine comprised a cover (picture of the Church), Church announcements, local advertisements, the rector’s letter and, sometimes, other village news. “Home Words” and/or the occasional Guildford Diocesan leaflet were occasionally included but have not been digitised. With the exception of “Home Words” the August issue is digitised in full; only the rector’s letter and village news are included in the June, October and December issues.

For the next three years, only one Magazine (February 1958) is missing. Contents remain the same as for 1957 (but “Home Words” – which ceased to be included after October 1957 – and Diocesan leaflets have again not been digitised). March 1958, May 1958 and October 1959 are digitised in full (to reflect changes in advertisements); only the rector’s letter and village news are included in the other issues.

In December 1958 the price was increased from 3d. (the 1944 price) to 4d.

    1961 – 1966

Up to 1965 the front cover remained unchanged; from October 1965 – December 1966 a different (commercial) photograph was used for each issue.

Contents remained much as before: Church announcements, the rector’s letter (when there was one) and other news and advertisements. The Guildford Diocesan leaflet (missing from some issues) and, from 1966, Home Words were included as inserts. The January 1961, April 1963, January 1964 and January 1966 issues have been digitised in full to reflect changes in advertisements; other issues comprise only the rector’s letter/other news.

    1967 – 1971

The cover reverts to the previous picture of the church. The contents continue to comprise a church diary, church and some village news, advertisements, Home Words and, from July 1967, the Guildford Diocesan newsletter. August 1967 and April and May 1968 are missing.

January 1967, January 1968, January 1969, January 1970 and July 1971 have been digitised in full to reflect changes in advertisements.

In January 1970 the price was increased from 4d (the December 1958 price) to 6d. – which, consequent on decimalisation, became 2 ½ p. in March 1971.

    1972 – 1975

The 1971 format and the inserts continued up to April 1973. From January – May 1972 advertisements remained as in 1971; June 1972 has been digitised in full to reflect a couple of changes.

In May 1973 the cover size changed from quarto to A5 (but the church diary and church and village news remained quarto). Advertisements were redesigned to fit 12 to a page (all on the inside back and back cover), as a result of which two disappeared and two newcomers arrived. This issue has been digitised in full and the advertisers remained the same, apart from one change, up to the end of 1975.

In May 1973 News Extra replaced Home Words as the insert; the Guildford Diocesan Leaflet continued.

The September 1973 issue is missing.

The price remained 2 ½p. throughout the period.

    1976 – 1979

The A5 format continued for the cover (with advertisements on the inside back and back cover) and, from March 1977, the church diary/church and village news. News Extra and the Guildford Diocesan leaflet continued as inserts.

All 1976 issues are missing. The advertisements had changed slightly by 1977 so the February issue is digitised in full, as are the April 1978 and October 1979 issues to reflect further changes.

The price increased to 3p. in January 1977.

From July 1976 – December 1979 occasional Parish Council notes were issued; presumably these were circulated with the magazines. They have been included at the end of the appropriate months’ issues.

    1980 – 1984

June 1981 and November 1982 are missing.

No changes up to December 1980 other than to some of the advertisements: December 1980 and January 1981 have therefore been digitised in full.

All magazines for 1983 and 1984 are missing.

    1985 – 1989

The format and inserts (other than News Extra becoming The Sign) remained unchanged until February 1988, after which there are no Guildford Diocesan inserts. There is no indication as to whether the price remained 3p.

Advertisements were largely unchanged other than some additions/rearrangments. July 1985, August 1987 and May 1989 have been digitised in full.

By the late 1980s, in addition to news from the Church and its groups, the magazine was including far more village news.

    1990 – May 1998

The format remained the same but a survey, conducted at the end of 1990, indicated a wish to cease including “The Sign” in favour of more home-produced material. The price was increased to 15p in January 1991 (presumably there had been previous increases since the price of 3p in January 1977).

To reflect changes in advertisements, the January, May and November 1990, the November 1991 issue and the July 1992 issues are reproduced in full.

From June 1992 the magazine was printed by Worth Printers, Farm Buildings, Hambledon which resulted in changes in the layout of the advertisements. The December 1992 issue, by which time some of the advertisements had also changed is reproduced in full.

Thereafter advertisements were reproduced in the same format but with some enhanced designs. To reflect changes in actual advertisements the September 1994, July 1996 and October 1997 issues are reproduced in full.

In May 1998 it was announced that, to permit even greater coverage of community matters and to extend advertising facilities (and hence income), a revised, A-4 magazine would be published wef June 1998. The present cost (not stated) would not be increased until advertising revenue was final known.

    Post-May 1998

As yet, magazines from June 1998 up to the end of 2008 have not been digitised but paper copies (other than the January 1999 and all 2002 issues) are housed with the Hambledon Heritage albums in the Sun Room at Cobblers. Please let Jane Woolley know if you would like to visit and browse – 01428 684213 or j.woolley881@btinternet.com. The postal address is Cobblers, Woodlands Road, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4HL.

Please also let Jane know if you come across any magazines that are missing from the historical issues.

1944
January 1944
February 1944
March 1944
April 1944
May 1944
June 1944
July 1944
August 1944
September 1944
October 1944
November 1944
December 1944

1945
January 1945
February 1945
March 1945
April 1945
May 1945
June 1945
July 1945
August 1945
September 1945
October 1945
November 1945
December 1945

1946
March 1946
April 1946
May 1946
August 1946
September 1946
October 1946
November 1946
December 1946

1948
April 1948

1950
April 1950
June 1950

1957
June 1957
August 1957
October 1957
December 1957

1958
January 1958
March 1958
April 1958
May 1958
June 1958
July 1958
August 1958
September 1958
October 1958
November 1958
December 1958

1959
January 1959
February 1959
March 1959
April 1959
May 1959
June 1959
July 1959
August 1959
September 1959
October 1959
November 1959
December 1959

1961
January 1961
February 1961
March 1961
April 1961
May 1961
June 1961
July 1961
August 1961
September 1961
October 1961
November 1961
December 1961

1962
January 1962
February 1962
March 1962
April 1962
May 1962
June 1962
July 1962
August 1962
September 1962
October 1962
November 1962
December 1962

1963
January 1963
February 1963
March 1963
April 1963
May 1963
June 1963
July 1963
August 1963
September 1963
October 1963
November 1963
December 1963

1964
January 1964
February 1964
March 1964
April 1964
May 1964
June 1964
July 1964
August 1964
September 1964
October 1964
November 1964
December 1964

1965
January 1965
February 1965
March 1965
April 1965
May 1965
June 1965
July 1965
August 1965
September 1965
October 1965
November 1965
December 1965

1966
January 1966
February 1966
March 1966
April 1966
May 1966
June 1966
July 1966
August 1966
September 1966
October 1966
November 1966
December 1966

1967
January 1967
February 1967
March 1967
April 1967
May 1967
June 1967
July 1967
August 1967
September 1967
October 1967
November 1967
December 1967

1968
January 1968
February 1968
March 1968
April 1968
May 1968
June 1968
July 1968
August 1968
September 1968
October 1968
November 1968
December 1968

1969
January 1969
February 1969
March 1969
April 1969
May 1969
June 1969
July 1969
August 1969
September 1969
October 1969
November 1969
December 1969

1970
January 1970
February 1970
March 1970
April 1970
May 1970
June 1970
July 1970
August 1970
September 1970
October 1970
November 1970
December 1970

1971
January 1971
February 1971
March 1971
April 1971
May 1971
June 1971
July 1971
August 1971
September 1971
October 1971
November 1971
December 1971

1972
February 1972
March 1972
April 1972
May 1972
June 1972
July 1972
August 1972
September 1972
October 1972
November 1972
December 1972

1973
January 1973
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
June 1973
July 1973
August 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 1973

1974
January 1974
February 1974
March 1974
April 1974
May 1974
June 1974
July 1974
August 1974
September 1974
October 1974
November 1974
December 1974

1975
January 1975
February 1975
March 1975
April 1975
May 1975
June 1975
July 1975
August 1975
September 1975
October 1975
November 1975
December 1975

1977
January 1977
February 1977
March 1977
April 1977
May 1977
June 1977
July 1977
August 1977
September 1977
October 1977
November 1977
December 1977

1978
January 1978
February 1978
March 1978
April 1978
May 1978
June 1978
July 1978
August 1978
September 1978
October 1978
November 1978
December 1978

1979
January 1979
February 1979
March 1979
April 1979
May 1979
June 1979
July 1979
August 1979
September 1979
October 1979
November 1979
December 1979

1980
January 1980
February 1980
March 1980
April 1980
May 1980
June 1980
July 1980
August 1980
September 1980
October 1980
November 1980
December 1980

1981
January 1981
February 1981
March 1981
April 1981
May 1981
June 1981
July 1981
August 1981
September 1981
October 1981
November 1981
December 1981

1982
January 1982
February 1982
March 1982
April 1982
May 1982
June 1982
July 1982
August 1982
September 1982
October 1982
November 1982
December 1982

1983
January 1983
February 1983
March 1983
April 1983
May 1983
June 1983
July 1983
August 1983
September 1983
October 1983
November 1983
December 1983

1984
January 1984
February 1984
March 1984
April 1984
May 1984
June 1984
July 1984
August 1984
September 1984
October 1984
November 1984
December 1984

1985
January 1985
February 1985
March 1985
April 1985
May 1985
June 1985
July 1985
August 1985
September 1985
October 1985
November 1985
December 1985

1986
January 1986
February 1986
March 1986
April 1986
May 1986
June 1986
July 1986
August 1986
September 1986
October 1986
November 1986
December 1986

1987
January 1987
February 1987
March 1987
April 1987
May 1987
June 1987
July 1987
August 1987
September 1987
October 1987
November 1987
December 1987

1988
January 1988
February 1988
March 1988
April 1988
May 1988
June 1988
July 1988
August 1988
September 1988
October 1988
November 1988
December 1988

1989
January 1989
February 1989
March 1989
April 1989
May 1989
June 1989
July 1989
August 1989
September 1989
October 1989
November 1989
December 1989

1990
January 1990
February 1990
March 1990
April 1990
May 1990
June 1990
July 1990
August 1990
September 1990
October 1990
November 1990
December 1990

1991
January 1991
February 1991
March 1991
April 1991
May 1991
June 1991
July 1991
August 1991
September 1991
October 1991
November 1991
December 1991

1992
January 1992
February 1992
March 1992
April 1992
May 1992
June 1992
July 1992
August 1992
September 1992
October 1992
November 1992
December 1992

1993
January 1993
February 1993
March 1993
April 1993
May 1993
June 1993
July 1993
August 1993
September 1993
October 1993
November 1993
December 1993

1994
January 1994
February 1994
March 1994
April 1994
May 1994
June 1994
July 1994
August 1994
September 1994
October 1994
November 1994
December 1994

1995
January 1995
February 1995
March 1995
April 1995
May 1995
June 1995
July 1995
August 1995
September 1995
October 1995
November 1995
December 1995

1996
January 1996
February 1996
March 1996
April 1996
May 1996
June 1996
July 1996
August 1996
September 1996
October 1996
November 1996
December 1996

1997
January 1997
February 1997
March 1997
April 1997
May 1997
June 1997
July 1997
August 1997
September 1997
October 1997
November 1997
December 1997

1998
January 1998
February 1998
March 1998
April 1998
May 1998