The Children’s Champion


In 1868 Hester Langley left her wealthy home and went to the East End of London, where she set up a temporary home for the unwanted waifs who roamed the streets.  Hester’s titled parents had disowned her, but she received financial help from her godmother, Lady Ella Combes.




  • The Children’s Champion – Bunty: #348 (12 September 1964) – #369 (06 February 1965)
  • Reprinted – Bunty: #842 (02 March 1974) – #863 (27 July 1974)
  • Reprinted – Lucky Charm #16 (1982)

4 thoughts on “The Children’s Champion

  1. The story of Hester Langley and her homeless waifs in London’s East End that was recounted in The Children’s Champion was first told in Bunty 348 (Sep. 12 1964) – 369 (Feb. 6 1965). Interestingly, she was often referred to, and addressed, as Miss Angel.

  2. Your best bet, Josephine, will be to start putting the instalments together by buying in via eBay the relevant issues of BUNTY, as listed above by lorrsadmin. 30th Century Comics in Lower Richmond Road, Putney, LONDON (Tel:- 0208 788 2052), the best comic shop in the country, should have some of them, although they don’t accept orders for items they don’t have in the shop, but it may take you a while to get them all, so you will need to be patient. The reprint in LUCKY CHARM is fine if you can find a copy, and although it doesn’t contain every instalment, would be a satisfactory alternative until you can get hold of the issues of BUNTY.

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