Tag Archives: travel

The Challenge

Plot

While Shirley Templar and Wanda Lee are on holiday to France, their money is stolen. When they ask Shirley’s Uncle George for help, he accuses them of lacking initiative. The two girls are determined to prove him wrong and reach England alone. Afraid that he will land in trouble with the girls’ parents for letting their daughters down, Uncle George chases them with the help of his friend, Inspector Dupois. Shirley and Wanda reach the French coastal town of Dauphin, which is packed with crowds waiting to see the French swimmer, ‘Marcia Capeau, make an attempt to swim the Channel. While they are looking for a boat to take them to England, Uncle George and Dupois spot Wanda.

the callenge

Notes

Appeared

  • The Challenge – Judy:  #180 (22 June 1963) – #186 (03 August 1963)

Dangerous Days for…Diana Evans

Plot

Diana Evans has been tricked into going to the small country of Lituanna with her pony, Bronwen, bought by King Remo, who wants Diane to teach his daughter, Zahra, to ride. Diana discovers that the people of Lituanna live in fear of their High Priest, whose temple she accidentally comes upon. Puzzled as to why she has been brought to Lituanna. Diana asks the crippled King Remo for an explanation.

dangerous days for dian evans

Notes

  • Text story

Appeared

  • Dangerous Days for…Diana Evans – Judy:  circa #144 (13 October 1962) – #152?

Heather in Italy

Plot

Heather Gordon, a clever wee Scots lassie, enters an adult art competition and, by mistake, is awarded one of the top prizes — a tour of Italian art centres. The other prize-winners are a snooty group of grown-ups who resent little Heather’s presence on the tour very much. But trust Heather to take care of herself.

Later Heather’s skills as a painter wins her an invitation to an arts festival held by Madame Frankel at Schloss Isel, her castle in Austria. Again some of the arty types try to make things uncomfortable for Heather but she can take care of herself.

heather in italy

Notes

Appeared

  • Heather in Italy – Judy:  #58 (18 February 1961) – #89 (23 September 1961)
  • Heather in Austria – Judy:  circa #290 (31 July 1975) – (?)

Other Appearances:

  • Heather in Italy – Judy Annual 1962

Melinda – You’re a Marvel!

Plot

Checking up on the world-wide agencies of  Comet Cosmetics, the vast beauty aids business owned by her Aunt Penelope, was the task given to young Tilly Pringle. She was accompanied by Melinda, her aunt’s personal assistant, who always seemed to have a solution for every problem.

Notes

Appeared

  • Melinda – You’e a Marvel! – Mandy: circa #214 (20 February 1971) – (?)
  • Melinda – You’e a Marvel! (2) – Mandy: circa #303 (4 November 1972) – (?)

Holly’s Holidays

Plot

Holly Carter was thrilled when her single parent mum landed a new job as a travel journalist. Holly and her mother were spending the summer trying out lots of different holidays so Mrs Carter could write about them. It sounded great — but not everything had gone smoothly.

hollys-holidays

Notes

  • Artist: Maria Dembilio

Appeared

  • Holly’s Holidays – M&J: #215 (24 June 1995) – #223 (19 August 1995)