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Bunty Golden Age Classic Stories (Vol. 1)

This was a collection of reprints, that had samples of stories and features from the weekly Bunty issues and annuals. It has introductions of stories at top of page.

Picture Stories

  • The Four Marys (Pages: 5-8) [Art: James Walker]
  • Toots (Pages: 9-10) [Art: Bill Ritchie]
  • Terry and the Terrible Twins (Pages: 13-16) [Art: Doris Kinnear]
  • Handy Mandy (Pages: 17) [Art: Bill Ritchie]
  • Sally at Sylvano’s (Pages: 22-24)
  • Dopey Dora – The Hope of the School (Pages: 28-30) [Art: Charles Morgan]
  • Lorna Drake (Pages: 37-39) [Art: Tony Thewenetti]
  • Moira Kent and the Disappearing Ballerinas (Pages: 42-43)
  • Base-Line Barbara (Pages: 46-48) [Art: Ron Smith]
  • Sally and Her Seal (Pages: 53-55) [Art: George Ramsbottom]
  • Katy O’Connor (Pages: 56-59) [Art: Ron Forbes?]
  • The Secret of the Red Balloons (Pages: 63-65) [Art: E C Julien]
  • The Dancer from the Isles (Pages: 66-70) [Art: George Ramsbottom]
  • Molly in Lonely Wood (Pages: 73)
  • Mighty Mo (Pages: 76-77) [Art: James Malcolm?]
  • Margie the Swimming Marvel (Pages: 79-81) [Art: Ron Forbes?]
  • Danger Girl (Pages: 85-87) [Art: Robert MacGillivray]
  • Toots (Pages: 88) [Art: Bill Ritchie]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 92-96) [Art: James Walker]
  • The Blackboard Cruise (Pages: 100-101)
  • A Fancy Dress for Doris (Pages: 102-105)
  • Mirror, Mirror – (Pages: 107-109) [Art: E C Julien]

Text Stories

  • Lindy Martin the Animals’ Friend (Pages: 50-51)

Features

  • Ballet (Pages: 1-2, 110-111)
  • Introduction (Pages: 3-4)
  • Be My Valentine (Pages: 11-12)
  • Girls of the Big Top (Pages: 18)
  • Bunty No. 68 Cover (Pages: 19)
  • Bunty Pull Out (Pages: 20-21)
  • Bunty Pull Out (Pages: 25)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out Wardrobe (Pages: 26-27)
  • The Best of Luck and How to Get it! (Pages: 31)
  • The Language of Flowers (Pages: 32-33)
  • Bunty Club Corner (Pages: 34-35)
  • Stories of Loneliness (Pages: 36)
  • The Great Pavlova (Pages: 40-41)
  • Tennis – Through the Ages (Pages: 44-45) [Art: Andy Tew]
  • Pancake Day Parade (Pages: 49)
  • People and Their Pets (Pages: 52)
  • Your Hat Through the Years (Pages: 60-61)
  • Bunty Stories Advertisement (Pages: 62)
  • The Dancing Dolls (Pages: 71)
  • What Bird Built that Nest? (Pages: 72)
  • They Gave it a Name (Pages: 74-75)
  • Lady Cyclists (Pages: 78)
  • Strike a Chord! (Pages: 82-83)
  • Bunty Stories Advertisement (Pages: 84)
  • Bunty No. 415 Cover (Pages: 89) [Art: Doris Kinnear]
  • Cosy Corner (Pages: 90-91)
  • A Merry Christmas Around the World (Pages: 97)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out Wardrobe (Pages: 98)
  • School Stories (Pages: 99)
  • Memorable Characters (Pages: 106)

Bunty Annual 2006

Picture Stories

  • The Comp (Pages: 13-19) [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Annie! (Pages: 25-29) [Artist: Don Walker]
    • Reprinted from Bunty Annual 1995 “Annie’s Story”
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 35-42) [Artist: Jim Eldridge]
    • Reprinted from Bunty Annual 1996
  • Matchmaker! (Pages: 59-64)
    • Reprinted from Bunty Annual 1993 “Miss Matchmaker”
  • Toots (Pages: 72-73) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Girl Zone (Page 86) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • The Comp (Pages: 99-104) [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 113-118) [Artist: Jim Eldridge]
    • Reprinted from Bunty Annual 1997

Text Stories

  • Exchange! (Pages: 32-33)
  • It Happened to Me… (Page 58)
  • The Werewolf (Pages: 80-81)

Photo Stories

  • Happy Families (Pages: 5-9)
  • Just Like Jolie (Pages: 51-56)
  • The Secret! (Pages: 87-94)
    • Rewritten from Picture Story in Mandy Annual 1990 “The Secret of Cousin Tania”
  • Happy Birthday! (Pages: 121-125)

Features

  • A Month by Month Guide to Having Fun! (Pages: 2-3, 126-127)
  • Biker Beauties (Pages: 10-12)
  • Wordsearch:
    • Spring (Page 20)
    • Summer (Page 34)
    • Autumn (Page 70)
    • Winter (Page 120)
  • How Good a Friend Are You? (Pages: 22-23)
  • Wild Poster (Pages: 24, 50, 71, 83, 105, 119)
  • All Made Up! (Pages: 30-31)
  • Hide ‘n’ Seek! (Page 43)
  • Weather Watch (Pages: 44-45)
  • Purr-fect Pet! (Pages: 46-47)
  • Friends for Ever? (Pages: 48-49)
  • Top to Toe (Page 57)
  • Snapped! (Page 65)
  • Star Force! (Pages: 66-69)
  • Acting Up! (Pages: 74-75)
  • Animal Antics! (Pages: 76-77)
  • Write On! (Pages: 78-79)
  • Feel the Heat! (Page 82)
  • Living Legends (Pages: 84-85)
  • Star Spot! (Page 95)
  • Did You Know…? (Pages: 96-97)
  • Celeb Cred Check! (Page 98)
  • Merry Christmas! (Pages: 106-107)
  • Word Power! (Pages: 108-109)
  • Barking Mad! (Pages: 110-111)
  • Puzzle Answers (Page 112)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information and picture

Bunty Annual 1989

Picture Stories

  • Sister Suzie (Pages: 6-12) [Artist: Rodney Sutton]
  • Haggis (Pages: 16, 64)
  • Little Miss Lonely (Pages: 17-23) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Penny’s Problem Pup (Pages: 24-32) [Artist: A E Allen]
  • A Model Family (Pages: 40-48) [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 49-54) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Tess Turpin (Pages: 55-63) [Artist: Russ Nicholson]
  • Rita’s Robots (Pages: 65-71) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • Toots (Pages: 76-77) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • School’s Out! (Pages: 81-91) [Artist: Terry Aspin]
  • Life with Bunty (Pages: 92-96) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • The Challenge (Pages: 97-104)
  • Bella of Bonnybanks School (Pages: 105-111) [Artist: Matias Alonso]
  • The Best Prize of All (Pages: 114-122) [Artist: Matias Alonso]

Features

  • Are You a Jiggler? (Page 13)
  • Dolls to the Manor Born (Pages: 14-15)
  • Pop Crossword (Page 33)
  • Children’s Art (Pages: 34-35)
  • Look Out! King Kong Will Get You! (Pages: 36-39)
  • The Bear Facts (Pages: 72-73)
  • Christmas – By Gum! (Pages: 74-75)
  • Go for Goal! (Pages: 78-79)
  • What’s in a Name? (Page 80)
  • Knock! Knock! (Page 112)
  • School Was Never Like This! (Page 113)
  • Ssh! (Page 123)
  • What’s That in the Road, Mummy? (Pages: 124-125)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information

Bunty Annual 1988

Picture Stories

  • Molly the Matron (Pages: 6-13) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Maisie Mercury (Pages: 17-24) [Artist: Terry Aspin]
  • Lizzie’s Lorry (Pages: 25-32) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Robina Hood (Pages: 36-43) [Artist: Rodney Sutton]
  • Polly Pimpernel (Pages: 49-58) [Artist: Manuel Cuyas]
  • A Merry Old-Fashioned Christmas from Toots (Pages: 63-64) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Bella of Bonnybanks School (Pages: 65-72) [Artist: Matias Alonso]
  • The Swim Kids (Pages: 73-80) [Artist: Terry Aspin]
  • Haggis (Page 81)
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 82-89) [Artist: Selby Donnison]
  • Bike Rider (Pages: 91-96) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • The Wings of Fear (Pages: 97-104) [Artist: Mario Capaldi]
  • Nonie’s Knight (Pages: 105-106)
  • Ernie’s Girl (Pages: 107-112) [Artist: Russ Nicholson]
  • The Forbidden Doll (Pages: 113-120) [Artist: David Matysiak]

Features

  • Cheers for Chives (Pages: 14-16)
  • A Walk in Death Valley (Page 33)
  • Play Bunty’s Donkey Dash (Pages: 34-35)
  • Cats (Pages: 44-48)
  • It’s Paula! (Page 59)
  • Be a “Bunty” Supergirl (Pages: 60-61)
  • Fan-tastic (Page 62)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out and Colour Wardrobe (Page 90)
  • The Magical World of Butterflies (Pages: 121-125)

Bunty Annual 1987

Picture Stories

  • Robina Hood (Pages: 6-13) [Artist: Rodney Sutton]
  • Molly the Matron (Pages: 17-24) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Toots (Page 25) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Willa the Wisp (Pages: 26-32) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Margie’s Magic Aunt (Pages: 42-48) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 49-60) [Artist: Selby Donnison]
  • Nonie’s Knight (Pages: 62-63)
  • The Lost World (Pages: 68-79) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Haggis (Page 81)
  • The Rockhaven Rescuers (Pages: 82-91) [Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones]
  • Superlamb (Pages: 97-104) [Artist: Matias Alonso]
  • The House of No Dolls (Pages: 105-112) [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • The Flights of Flopear (Pages: 113-119) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]

Text Stories

  • Cobber the Koala (Page 120)

Photo Stories

  • The Queen of Hearts (Pages: 92-96)

Features

  • At Christmas Time… (Pages: 14-15)
  • Top Pets (Page 16)
  • It’s Paula! (Page 33)
  • Safari Game (Pages: 34-35)
  • Carolyn of the Circus (Pages: 36-37)
  • Be a “Bunty” Supergirl (Pages: 38-39)
  • Dolls Through The Ages (Pages: 40-41)
  • Animal Crackers (Page 61)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out and Colour Wardrobe (Page 64)
  • The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Pages: 65-67)
  • Dog Picture (Page 80)
  • Bunty Calendar 1987 (Pages: 121-124)
  • Snow in Summer (Page 125)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information

Bunty Annual 1979

Picture Stories

  • Georgie and Griff (Pages: 6-10) [Artist: Matias Alonso]
  • Girl Friday (Pages: 12-16) [Artist: Charles Paine]
  • Toots (Page 17) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Her Gran’s the Greatest! (Pages: 18-24) [Artist: A E Allen]
  • Try It Out, Terry! (Pages: 28-32) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • Supergirl (Pages: 33-39) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • The Secret Skater (Pages: 42-48) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Dina, Dispatch Girl (Pages: 50-54) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • Abracadabra Academy (Pages: 55-59) [Artist: A E Allen]
  • The Cheddar Mob (Pages: 60-61)
  • Maid Marian (Pages: 65-71) [Artist: Selby Donnison]
  • Watchdog Winnie (Pages: 74-78)
  • Tilly the Trier (Pages: 79-80)
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 81-89) [Artist: James Walker]
  • My Pal Cuddles (Pages: 90-91)
  • Nearly New from Netta (Pages: 92-96) [Artist: Tony Thewenetti]
  • Catch the Cat! (Pages: 100-106) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • Sandra Deane – Hairdresser (Pages: 107-109) [Artist: George Martin]
  • Sarah the Sound Seeker (Pages: 113-117) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • Paula Painter (Pages: 121-125) [Artist: Peter Kay]

Text Stories

  • The Trouble with Lions… (Pages: 40-41)
  • A Hat for Auntie (Pages: 60-64)
  • The Flowers that Jack Grew (Pages: 118-120)

Features

  • Cute Crocodile (Page 11)
  • Lovely to Look at! Delightful to See! (Pages: 25-27)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out and Colour Wardrobe (Page 49)
  • Make Your Own Gift Tags (Pages: 72-73)
  • The Best of British (Pages: 97-99)
  • Country Trail (Pages: 110-111)
  • It’s Puzzle Time! (Page 112)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information

Bunty Annual 1972

Picture Stories

  • Tillie the Trend-Setter (Pages: 6-9) [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Rose Budd – Model Girl (Pages: 12-15) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 17-21) [Artist: James Walker]
  • Bella the Bookworm (Pages: 22-23)
  • Leave it to Lindy! (Pages: 26-30) [Artist: Jose Casanovas]
  • High-Speed Pam! (Pages: 31-32)
  • A Miracle for Millie (Pages: 37-40)
  • Jenny Proctor – Doll Doctor (Pages: 44-48) [Artist: Mike White]
  • There’s Joy in Store (Pages: 49-53) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • Toots (Pages: 54-55) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • The Laughing Lady of Hamble Hall (Pages: 58-63) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • I’ll Never Ride Again! (Pages: 65-68) [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Scapegoat of the School (Pages: 72-76) [Artist: Charles Paine]
  • Lydia and the Little People (Pages: 78-80) [Artist: George Parlett]
  • Superstitious Cindy (Pages: 85-86)
  • The Tick-Tock Teacher (Pages: 94-101) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • Mighty Mo (Pages: 102-105)
  • Lazy Liza – She’s Always Eating or Sleeping (Pages: 108-112)
  • Susan and the Purple Queen (Pages: 114-119) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • Circus Susie (Pages: 122-125) [Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones]

Text Stories

  • The Girl with the Golden Smile (Pages: 24-25)
  • A Home for Hector (Page 64)
  • Sue in the Saddle (Pages: 106-107) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]

Features

  • The Story of Aran Knitting 10-11)
  • The Way to Wimbledon (Page 16)
  • Bunty Dog Show (Pages: 33-36)
  • Pretty Ways with Pretty Shells (Page 41)
  • Margot Fonteyn (Pages: 42-43)
  • When I Was Three/When I was Four (Pages: 56-57) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • Anna Pavlova (Pages: 70-71)
  • Facts About Flowers (Page 77)
  • Famous Landmarks:
    • Cleopatra’s Needle (Page 81)
    • The Eiffel Tower (Page 82)
    • The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Page 83)
    • The Old Bailey (Page 84)
  • Fun for Nimble Fingers (Page 87)
  • Race to the Top (Pages: 88-89)
  • It’s a Frame-Up! (Page 90)
  • Spell it Out! (Page 91)
  • Bunty’s Colour-it-yourself Wardrobe (Pages: 92-93)
  • Paper Flowers (Page 113)
  • Alicia Markova (Pages: 120-121)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information and cover picture

Bunty Annual 1971

Picture Stories

  • Rosie and the Orphan Thrushes (Pages: 6-9) [Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones]
  • Square Peg (Pages: 12-16) [Artist: George Parlett]
  • The Priceless Penny (Pages: 18-20) [Artist: John Woods]
  • Tina the Tester (Pages: 24-25) [Artist: Diane Gabbott]
  • Toots in Dreamland/Toots As She Really Is (Pages: 26-27) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 28-32) [Artist: James Walker]
  • Katie’s Country Garden (Pages: 34-41) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • The Wild Girl of Westerley (Pages: 44-48) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • Susie Sleepyhead (Pages: 53-56)
  • The Golden Needle Girls (Pages: 57-58)
  • Monty of the Mountain Rescue (Pages: 63-64)
  • Colorado Kate (Pages: 66-69) [Artist: Mario Capaldi]
  • Clare’s Kiosk (Pages: 70-71)
  • Wendy Round the World (Pages: 73-75) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • Sally Sew-Sew (Pages: 79-80)
  • The Tulip of Hope (Pages: 81-85) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • Lizzie the First (Pages: 86-88) [Artist: Manuel Cuyas]
  • Betty, the Bird Girl (Pages: 92-96) [Artist: Mike White]
  • Sally on-the-Spot (Pages: 97-99) [Artist: George Parlett]
  • The Autograph Hunters (Pages: 103-105)
  • Treetop Tessa (Pages: 106-107)
  • Maid of the Mountains (Pages: 109-111) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Four Forbidden Fruits (Pages: 113-115)
  • Tumbling Toni (Pages: 118-121) [Artist: Charles Paine]
  • Hetty’s Happy Hippo (Pages: 122-125)

Text Stories

  • Little Miss Misery (Pages: 21-23)
  • The Double Life of Marion Brown (Pages: 49-52)
  • No Tears for Annya (Pages: 76-78)
  • The Clown with Four Legs (Pages: 100-102)

Features

  • Butterflies of Britain (Pages: 10-11)
  • Round Britain Race (Page 17)
  • Bedroom Brighteners (Page 33)
  • Famous Pets (Pages: 42-43)
  • Wonderful Women (Pages: 59-62)
  • Christmas Morning (Page 65)
  • Try Your Luck (Page 72)
  • They Gave It a Name (Pages: 89-91)
  • Thinking… (Page 108)
  • La Marseillaise – The Story Behind the Song (Page 112)
  • Tale of the Cat (Pages: 116-117)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information and cover picture

 

Bunty Annual 1970

Picture Stories

  • Willa the Wisp (Pages: 6-9) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Bianca’s Golden Gift (Pages: 12-15) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • The Sparrows of Love Street (Pages: 20-24) [Artist: Charles Paine]
  • Friend “Funny Face”! (Pages: 25-29) [Artist: Charles Morgan]
  • My Dad – A Poem by Toots (Pages: 30-31) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Square Peg (Pages: 34-38) [Artist: George Parlett]
  • The Legend of the Lake (Pages: 42-47)
  • Wings for Wilma (Pages: 49-52)
  • Tina the Tester (Pages: 53-54) [Artist: Diane Gabbott]
  • Wendy Round the World (Pages: 55-57) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • Marcia with the Magic Voice (Pages: 62-64) [Artist: Charles Morgan]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 65-69) [Artist: James Walker]
  • The Hungry Head (Pages: 70-74) [Artist: Len Potts]
  • The Autograph Hunters (Pages: 78-80)
  • She Couldn’t Stop Dancing! (Pages: 82-90) [Artist: Mike White?]
  • The Problem Girls (Pages: 92-96) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • Monty of the Mountain Rescue (Pages: 97-100) [Artist: Rodney Sutton]
  • Clare’s Kiosk (Pages: 101-102)
  • The Story of Spinning Jenny (Pages: 103-105) [Artist: George Parlett]
  • The Golden Needle Girls (Pages: 106-107)
  • Hairdresser on Wheels (Pages: 116-120)
  • Pippa – the Artful Painter (Pages: 121-125) [Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones]

Text Stories

  • The Urchin with the Skates (Pages: 17-19)
  • The Lonely One (Pages: 40-41)
  • Mandy and the Magpie Man (Pages: 59-61)
  • My Crazy Cousin (Pages: 75-77)
  • No Stick-in-the-Mud! (Pages: 110-112)
  • His Heart’s in the Highlands (Pages: 114-115)

Features

  • Horses through the Ages (Pages: 10-11)
  • Dog Posters:
    • Alsatian (Page 16)
    • Afghan Hound (Page 33)
    • Dalmatian (Page 81)
  • Home, Sweet Home – The Story Behind the Song (Page 32)
  • How We Got the Granny Smith (Page 39)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out Wardrobe (Page 48)
  • The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Page 58)
  • Get in the Swing! (Page 91)
  • Who’s First Home? (Pages: 108-109)
  • Beautiful Bridesmaid (Page 113)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information and cover picture

Bunty Annual 1969

Picture Stories

  • The Girl They All Hated (Pages: 6-11) [Artist: Manuel Cuyas]
  • The Wash-Day Wonder (Page 12) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • Tina the Tester (Pages: 13-16) [Artist: Diane Gabbot]
  • Dora’s Delivery Service (Pages: 18-23) [Artist: Charles Paine]
  • Toots (Page 24) [Artist: Bill Ritchie]
  • Milly Marbles (Pages: 29-32)
  • Laundry Blues (Page 33) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • You’ll Never Dance Again! (Pages: 36-43) [Artist: Emilio Frejo?]
  • A Song for Susan (Pages: 49-52)
  • Wendy Round The World (Pages: 53-55) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • The Four Marys (Pages: 58-61) [Artist: James Walker]
  • A Bite for Bunty (Page 62) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • Janet’s Feathered Friends (Pages: 63-64)
  • Angela – Action Model (Pages: 66-69) [Artist: Peter Kay]
  • The Gallant Sir Walter Raleigh (Pages: 77-80)
  • Puss in Hat (Pages: 81-86) [Artist: Charles Morgan]
  • When the Blossom Blooms! (Pages: 87-89)
  • The Curing of Clumsy Clara (Pages: 91-96) [Artist: E C Julien]
  • Donna’s Donkeys (Pages: 98-101) [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Linyi and the Problem Prince (Pages: 102-104) [Artist: Robert MacGillivray]
  • The Alive-Alive-Oh Girl! (Pages: 105-108)
  • Little Mother Meg (Pages: 110-112)
  • Trouble in Store (Page 113) [Artist: Doris Kinnear]
  • Petra the Pedlar (Pages: 114-119)
  • Polly on Patrol (Pages: 122-125)

Features

  • Enchanted Castle (Page 17)
  • An Easy Way to Draw (Pages: 25-28)
  • The Story of the Brazil Nut (Pages: 34-35)
  • Dog Calendar (Pages: 45-48)
  • The Flowering Forest (Pages: 56-57)
  • Bunty’s Cut-Out Wardrobe (Pages: 44, 65)
  • The Story of Our Alphabet (Pages: 70-75)
  • A Peep at Other People: Hong Kong (Page 76)
  • Treasure Trail (Page 90)
  • How to Make Ruby the Robot (Page 97)
  • Africa Safari (Page 109)
  • Over Hill and Dale (Pages: 120-121)

 

* Thanks to Goof for information and cover picture