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The Red Maria

Plot:

Policewomen, Joy Fennell and Sheila Morris, were given the task of preventing juvenile delinquency in the tough Prospect Road area during school holidays, using the ‘Red Maria’, a specially-adapted police van, equipped with all kinds of sports apparatus.

red maria

Notes:

  • Art: Bert Hill

Appeared:

  • The Red Maria – Judy:  807 (28 June 1975) – 820?

 

 

The Meanest Man in Morven

Plot:

Young Annie Milne is leading the campaign to save the church steeple in the little Scottish village of  Morven. Meanie MacNab, rich and renowned for his miserliness, scoffs at Annie’s claim that she and her helper will raise £200 required to save the steeple, and says he will double the amount if they do. The Reverend Angus Jamieson takes MacNab up on the offer, but when the old miser sees how well the children are doing, he tries to sabotage their efforts.

meanest man in morven

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Meanest Man in Morven – Judy:  circa 439 (08 June 1968) – (?)

Village of Orphans

Plot

When all the children of the farming village of Kirkwood are orphaned by a chartered plane crash, sixteen-year-old Anne Reeves persuades the authorities to grant a trial period to see if the children can look after themselves. Miss Crow, a county official who is against the project, is about to visit the village — and young Tommy Dawson has run away. Anne searches for him on horseback.

village of orphans

Notes

Appeared

  • Village of Orphans  – Judy:   #332 (21 May 1966) –  #341 (23 July 1966)

Rambling Rose

Plot

Rose Hammond was still a schoolgirl but, because of her keenness for walking and her knowledge of the countryside around her home, the International Pathfinder Club had appointed her as one of their official walkers. Her job was to make a survey of all the rights of way and bridle paths within a certain radius of Lamsbridge, the village where she lived.

rambling rose(Rambling Rose – 1963)

rambling rose(Rambling Rose – 1987, Art: Bert Hill)

Notes

  • Originally a text story, updated to picture story
  • Artist: Bert Hill (1987)

Appeared

  • Rambling Rose (text) – Judy:  #178 (08 June 1963) – #187 (10 August 1963)
  • Reprinted as picture story – Judy:  #1412 (31 January 1987) – #1421 (04 April 1987)

Cherry on Top

Plot

Cherry Richards is the Assistant Leader in the Rayford Junior Club. She is new to the job and finds that the ideas of the Club Mistress, Miss Crump, are very much out of date. Cherry hopes to liven the Club up by starting a Formation Dance Team, but Miss Crump and Mrs Hill, the wealthy patron of the Club, are very much against it. In spite of Miss Crump’s efforts to stop them, Cherry is training her Dance Team to toke part in a Youth Clubs’ Festival competition.

cherry on top

Notes

Appeared

  • Cherry on the  Top – Judy:  #94 (28 November 1961) – #115 (24 March 1962)

Val of the Valley

Plot:

Val Martin, has her first nursing job, acting as relief nurse in the Storr Valley area, while the regular nurse is house bound with an injured leg. The people in the valley are set in their ways and have a hard time accepting Val but she sets about proving herself.

val of the valley

(Val of the Valley – 1960s)

val of the valley2

(Val of the Valley – 1975)

Notes:

  • Originally a text story, updated to picture story.

Appeared:

  • Val of the Valley (text story) – Judy:  44 (12 November 1960) – 63 (25 March 1961)
  • Val of the Valley – Judy:  825 (01 November 1975) – ?

Other Appearances: 

  • Val of the Valley (text story) – Judy Annual 1962
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1976
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1979
  • Val of the Valley – Judy Annual 1983

Everybody Wants Nancy / Everybody Wants Wendy

Plot

When Nancy Brown arrives in Westport to stay with her uncle and aunt, she finds to her surprise that she is the only child of school age  in the whole town. It means lots of people want her to do jobs for them.

The story appeared again with some changes in Everybody Wants Wendy.  This time Wendy Brown is the only young person in Westport because all the local children have gone on a school trip. Again everyone is looking for her to do jobs for them, it is humorous but not as cartoonish as the previous version.

everybody wants nancy(Everybody Wants Nancy –  1960s : George Ramsbottom)

 

everybody wants wendy(Everybody Wants Wendy – 1970s)

Notes

  • Art: George Ramsbottom (Everybody Wants Nancy – 1960s)

Appeared

  • Everybody Wants Nancy – Judy:  #21 (04 June 1960) – #30 (06 August 1960)
  • Everybody Wants Wendy – Judy:  #803? (1975) – #813 (09 August 1975)

 

Bobby’s Girl

Plot

Christine Roberts kept house for her father, the village policeman in Ashmead. She was a good problem-solver, helping people around the village.

Bobby’s Girl

Notes

Appeared

  • Bobby’s Girl –  Debbie:  #1 (17 February 1973) – #10 (21 April 1973)
  • Bobby’s Girl –  Debbie:  #31 (15 September 1973) – #32 (22 September 1973)
  • Bobby’s Girl –  Debbie:  #37 (27 October 1973)