We’ll Celebrate Our Birthday With Reader Stories!

reader stories

In 2019, “The People’s Friend” will celebrate its 150th birthday. And we need reader stories!

The first-ever issue of “The People’s Friend” was published on January 13, 1869. It’s been in continuous publication ever since, making it the longest-running women’s weekly magazine in the world – and therefore the first to reach the milestone of 150 years of age.

The secret of the magazine’s success is due, in no small part, to its connection with its readers, and we want to celebrate that bond by doing what we’re famous for – sharing stories. Specifically, your stories!

We want to hear all about what the “Friend” means to you. Maybe you’ve been a reader for many years, and first picked up the magazine as a young woman?

Perhaps you’ve started buying it quite recently in memory of a much-missed mum or grandma?

Does it bring back memories of home, or has it helped you through difficult times in life?

Or perhaps you used to work on the “Friend” or another of DC Thomson Media’s titles and picked up your first copy of “The People’s Friend” during your time there?

However you came to find the “Friend”, and whatever part it’s played in your life, we’d love to hear about it.

We will be showcasing your letters and pictures throughout the year, in the magazine, on our website and in our weekly newsletter.

You can send your stories and pictures to us by filling in the form below.


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Georgia Wood

Georgia works as part of the magazine marketing team. She loves that her job is very varied, every day is different working across all of DCT Media's magazines. She likes trying new things, from cooking to crafting, she's currently learning to knit!