|About Sporting Mirror|
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About the Sporting Mirror
Sporting Mirror edited from 145 Fleet Street London EC4.
This weekly paper started in 1947. Im not sure of the exact date but would guess at a start of Saturday 27th September. It launched without a numbering system.I have a copy dated September 27th -with no mention of a welcome to a new publication and seemingly a letters page with correspondence. I have seen an issue dated April 16th 1948 with the numbering of Volume 1 Number 28. This means it has moved to a Friday and if you count back and assume no publications on 26/12/47 and 2/1/48 then the numbers add up to a start (without much fanfare) on the 27th September 1947. On my copy in ancient pencil -someone has written on it "Vol1 No1".Interestingly I had a phone call from someone whose Uncle was the proprietor editor of the publication a man called F.E."Steve" Roberts He had bound copies that were probably used as an office reference and the first edition is the 27/9/47 edition. I think that post war there were restrictions on paper use for new magazines so the common trick was to launch as volume 2 or as in this case with no numbering.Steve Roberts went on to become the sports editor of the London Evenings News following the closure of the Sporting Mirror.
Im equally vague about when it finished but it was sometime after February 1950)
Comprised 16 pages in compact format.Black and white with spot colour (green) on the cover.
Vast majority of the content is football related but out of season it would cover cricket.Volume numbers alternate between winter and summer as well.
About Sporting Mirror