The People’s Friend

Note from the editor

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!

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150 Years of the "Friend"

The world's longest running women's weekly magazine

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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