Jack400 wrote:My understanding was that it was started by a semi-literate mayor of London. He thought that the three words started with an 'r'.Knowing how much it hindered him he wanted all children to learn the " Three R's". Of course his audience had no idea what he was referring to - but decided it was a good idea and even called it by the name he had given it. I imagine that today the idea would be shelved as no-one would risk raising the topic for many years after the inevitable sarcastic laughter had died down!
Jack400 wrote:So far I have read Robert's Adventure of the Strange Ruby- a book I've no personal knowledge of but comparing two versions was interesting.
Jack400 wrote:Enid's letter gave an insight into her (and her nephew's ) lives.
Kate Mary wrote:Anita' s article on Tales of Long Ago has inspired me to dig out my copy, another well written piece.
Anita Bensoussane wrote:Carey Blyton did hit on something a few years later that took off and became very popular - the song 'Bananas in Pyjamas'!
Tony Summerfield wrote:I rather foolishly thought that this thread might have been about Journal 62, I suppose I should have known better by now!
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