|About All Sports Illustrated Weekly|
See below for the history of this magazine
The first edition went on sale week ending 30th August 1919 and ran until May 1930 and for 556 weekly issues, with the last edition on May 3rd 1930.
1919 was the first full football season since the end of the First World War .
Out every Friday for 2d.
Lots of newspapers were launched in this post war period, the All Sports Illustrated Weekly launched just a month before Football Bits and Topical Times.
The legendary journalist and editor James Catton (see Athletic News) started contributing articles to the All Sports after he retired from the Atletic News in August 1924 and many of them are featured in this collection.He first started writing a summer column on cricket favourites in 1925.
On retirement he had moved to Wimbledon and continued to write for the Observer, the Evening Standard as well as the All Sports Illustrated Weekly. "Charlie Buchan was a great admirer of James Catton's work as a journalist. He wrote an account of the man in his autobiography, A Lifetime in Football: "When I moved my home to London towards the end of July 1925, one of the first people I met was the late Jimmy Catton, former sports editor of the Athletic News, the greatest sporting paper of all. He was working as a free-lance in London. He called at my home for an interview and I was pleased to give it to him. It was an uncomfortable business though, because he arrived just as our furniture was being carried from a removal van into the house in Mayfield Gardens, Hendon. We sat on two packing-cases in the bare room and talked. Jimmy was a little tubby fellow, not five feet in height. He was, however, the greatest writer of his day, knowledgeable, benevolent and respected by all the soccer authorities." James Catton died on the 21st August 1936 leaving an estate of nearly £10,000. The All Sports came out every Friday and cost 2d
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