|About Sports Reporter |
See below for the history of this magazine
Started in the summer of 1948 on August 21st and ran until September 29 1950 (Vol 4 No 6) when it combined with speedway. It continued with the main title of Sports Reporter but included in the mast head "Incorporating Football upto date and Speedway Pictorial". I have seen an edition dated October 18th 1950 -Volume 4 Number 8.
Started life as a small format (Pocket-sized) weekly magazine -Price Four pence
Launch editor was J.E. Brownlea based at 9 Gees Court, Oxford Street London W1
Published by Sports Reporter,and Wyndham Printers from 3-5 Barret Street,London.
"Out team of writers will fimly establish the Sports Reporter at the head of contempory publications."
Similar to the Sporting Mirror with 16 pages and a 90% football content, but with the smaller format.The first issues are rarely available and you can see why when you handle one.They are very slight and flimsey and very few could have survived.
Just a month later the issue for the 25th September 1948 was double the format size and maintaining the 16 pages but had gone up to sixpence.Some kind of early almalgamation had happened in that period as the strap line on the cover now says that it incorporated "Airman" and "Man of the World".
A year later it was bigger again and was "Britains Popular Illustrated Weekly Football magazine.It was also now 100% football content.
Certainly the Sports Reporter had more team group shots than the Sporting Mirror.
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