Many thanks for putting this together! I haven't got round to reading any of it yet, but I have to say that the design and layout looks great in this edition - it looks very professional - well laid out - good choice of fonts, pictures etc.
My only issue is with how the publication is displayed within the LucidPress plugin - the DP website layout is portrait, but the Paragon News layout is landscape - this means that when I load it in the website, it only shows the left hand page and half of each right hand page. I have to click the View Full Screen button to see the complete left and right hand pages.
My personal preference would be to provide a PDF option as well - the LucidPress plugin does provide a download button which allows you to download a PDF, but it would be good to have this already done and published on the website with a permalink.
I've changed the PDF view so you should see it more easily on the website or on mobile devices. It's not as nice as the Lucidpress viewer but I just couldn't get that to display in the right format view.
Excellent newsletter Chris. It's worth pointing out that many clubs in the 1930s were male only - incredibly one long standing south London club didn't accept women members until the late 1970s. I'm going to plug Dave JB's excellent club history which covers the early years and with our prizegiving night coming up take a look at the prizes listed in the Paragon News for the AGM in 1938. A window on a bygone age......
- Cash voucher £5 (minimum weekly wage was about £1.75 at the time) - 50 cigarettes - Half a pint of beer with Percy Brown every Saturday in January. - Lunch in the City with Jimmy any day in January. - A cocktail with J. Starling at the Club Dinners. - A bath at Ivy Pascoe’s house any Saturday in 1938. - A glass of beer after dark with Claude Butler at Lewisham, once a week for a month. - A pint of Vitacream posted to any address.