You know how I've been having a high old time making badges this summer, to sell in my etsy shop? Well, I thought it'd be fun to take you through the history of my love of all things badge-shaped so have been taking photos of some of those I've held on to since I was small [I know, I know ... I'm still small ... you know what I mean!].
Anyway I thought I'd show you this one right now as, who knows, it may be about to become a collector's item: And here [courtesy of this page on the BBC website] is why:
"The long-running club for dedicated fans of Dennis the Menace is to be replaced with a website in a bid to attract more members. The Beano Club stopped accepting new members in August, though the comic's Dundee publishers DC Thomson said it would honour existing subscriptions. The club was launched in 1976 as the Dennis the Menace Fan Club. It will be replaced in the next few months with a new website and will be known simply as Beano.com"
Clearly, you can tell I'm very old, as when I joined, the club was still known by the original name. [Not that I joined in 1976!].
And while to any kids joining today, a shiny new website is all well and good ... it's not the same as having your very own Dennis badge is it?
I'll show you some more of my, slightly less ancient, badges soon!
p.s: It was my turn to keep the Design Team seat warm over at Scattered Scarlet today if you haven't spotted my post over there already.