Our 150th Birthday Party!

Join us at Warner Leisure's Alvaston Hall Hotel in Cheshire

Between May 31 and June 2, we’ll be taking over the Alvaston Hall Hotel for our big birthday bash. There’ll be craft sessions, a garden tour, a talk from our travel writer Neil McAllister, “Friend”-themed quizzes and games plus entertainment from Paul Da Vinci’s 60s/70s Explosion Show. All this along with Warner Leisure’s incredible food, comfortable rooms and facilities. Don’t miss your chance to join us!

Features Ed Blog April 24, 2019

Rights Of Way

"Friend" Features Editor Alex is on his bike again. In the Cairngorms, he discovers that every country path has its own tale to tell.

Cookery April 19, 2019

Hot Cross Buns

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of this ultimate Easter treat. Packed with flavour, they’re wonderful warm or toasted with lashings of butter.

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150 Years of the "Friend"

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It’s an exciting year for “The People’s Friend” as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. We are delighted you have dropped by and we hope you enjoy “The People’s Friend” Online as much as the magazines, pocket novels and specials.

As the year goes on, keep popping by for updates and news on what we’ve got going on, along with all the regular recipes, daily serials and writing advice. Don’t forget, too, that you can pick up a copy of our 150th Anniversary Edition in our online shop. We’re very proud of it! And why not join us for our 150th Birthday Party weekend at the Warner Leisure Alvaston Hall Hotel? It’s going to be great fun!

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