In the week that sees The People’s Friend celebrate its 147th birthday, the ‘Friend’ team have found who they believe could be their longest standing reader 101-year-old Jean McLeod.
Jean’s daughter Isobel got in touch with The People’s Friend to tell the team about her mum, who has been a loyal reader of the magazine since the 1920s. Jean was introduced to The People’s Friend by her granny and recalls going to her grandparents’ house in Girvan, Scotland, and reading articles in the magazine that stood out to her. Isobel told the ‘Friend’ team, “She and her mother loved to use the knitting patterns. I order Mum’s ‘Friend’ online and for years she has only let me order six months at a time in case she didn’t last the full year!”
The People’s Friend Editor-in-Chief Angela Gilchrist said, “The ‘Friend’ is famous for its heart-warming stories and this is a real-life heart-warmer! We’re delighted that Jean has enjoyed the magazine for so long and we look forward to continuing to entertain her, and hopefully many more generations, for years to come.”
If you know anyone who has been reading the ‘Friend’ for more than 93 years the team would love to hear from you! Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Jean in The People’s Friend January 2nd issue, which goes on sale Wednesday 30th January.