Character created by David McKee in the 1967 book Mr Benn - Red Knight. Dressed in black suit and bowler hat he sets out from his house each day to visit a fancy-dress shop where he tries on an outfit, has an adventure and then returns home. He appeared in several children's books and in a 13-part animated BBC series in 1971-2. and now, 2013, tweets @TheRealMrBenn.
Fiction From 1967
Army officer and founder of the boy scouts and girl guides. Born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington. His mother changed the family name to Baden-Powell after her hus...
Person, Armed Forces, Children, Community / Clubs, Seriously Famous, Afghanistan, India, Kenya, South Africa
Association of Jewish Refugees
The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain. The AJR’s plaque scheme honours p...
Publisher who was the first to be successful with books for children. Born Berkshire. Died at home in St Paul's Churchyard. In the absense of a picture of Newbery himself we are showing one of his...
One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princess Royal laid a foundation stone for a nurses home for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.