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The Secret of Brother Ben

Plot

When Katie Balfour’s parents were killed in a plane crash, her nasty Aunt Esther, whom she had ever met before, moved into the Balfour home. Aunt Esther didn’t know Katie had a little brother, Ben and because her Aunt hated boys, Katie hid Ben in the attic, to keep him safe.

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • The Secret of Brother Ben – Tracy:  #200 (30 July 1983) – #209 (1 October 1983)

The Truth About Goldie

Plot

After a dream holiday in the sun, Goldie Henderson’s dreams turned to nightmares when she lost all her lovely hair in a mystery illness and was forced to wear a wig. Trying to hide the truth about her misfortune led to increasing problems at school. Only at home with her parents, could she feel completely relaxed

Notes

Appeared

  • The Truth About Goldie – Tracy: #96 (1 August 1981) – #105 (3 October 1981)

Schoolgirl with a Secret

Plot

After Sandra Smith’s parents separated, she and her mother moved to Minfield. But to her dismay, Sandra discovered that her Dad had moved too—he was the new Headmaster at Minfield comprehensive. Until she and her Mum were permanently settled in Minfield, Sandra felt that neither of her parents should know the other was in the same town.

Notes

  • Artist: Tony Thewenetti

Appeared

  • Schoolgirl with a Secret – Tracy: #96 (1 August 1981) – #113 (28 November 1981)

The Proud Willoughbys

Plot

Emily and Victoria Willoughby become destitute when their father is lost at sea and their mother is injured in an accident. All their servants leave except the kitchen maid Jenny. The girls are too proud to let anyone find out about their poverty, so they they all turn to running the household themselves with Jenny’s help. But they soon find they have hard lessons to learn, including raising income and Victorian house-cleaning.

Willoughbys.jpg

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham

 Appeared

  • The Proud Willoughbys – Judy: #946 (25 February 1978) – #959 (27 May 1978)
  • Reprinted (as Judy Classic) – M&J:  #84 (16 January 1993) – #101 (18 April 1993)

Betty’s Banger

Plot

Betty Bruce, who is crazy about cars, is sent to Risedale Boarding School, where her sister, Brenda, is a prefect. Betty buys an old sports car called Jemima from a farmer and persuades Brenda to go with her to collect it. Betty is driving Jemima across a field when she sees Miss Donkin, the prim headmistress, who, has forbidden the girls of the school to have — anything to do with Mechanical contrivances.

betty's banger

Notes

  • Art: Ian Kennedy

Appeared

  • Betty’s Bannger – Judy:  #313 (8 January 1966) – #319 (19 February 1966)

The Truth About Ruth

Plot

Ruth Brown had saved the new scholarship girl at King Keep private school from bullying. Ruth knew she would have no influence over other girls if they knew her mother was only housekeeper at Cresthill Manor and didn’t own it.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • The Truth About Ruth – Suzy: #140 (11 May 1985) – #145 (15 June 1985)

The Forbidden Choir

Plot

In the village school of Rittley the students must work had for their exams in the hopes of getting into a nearby Grammer School. All games, music and other activities are banned making it quite a miserable place. This changes when Dora Fenton meets with the mysterious Miss Hilda Julian, who has recently moved to the village. Miss Julian sets up a choir in secret.

forbidden choir

Notes

  • Text Story

Appeared

  • The Forbidden Choir  – Judy:  #47 (03 December 1960) – #62 (18 March 1961)

Sandie’s Secret

Plot

Cassandra Jones, known as Sandie, was going out with Michael Parker. Michael’s sister, Helen,  was at the same school as Sandie, but the two girls hated each other, so Sandie did not want her to know the identity of her boyfriend.

Notes

Appeared

  • Sandie’s Secret –  Bunty:  #1762 (19 October 1991)  –  #1771 (21 December 1991)