At the end of the 15th century, during the Wars of the Roses, some of the peasants around Moorford, homeless and starving, leave their children in a forest glade which has a magic reputation. The children are never seen again and it is believed that the forest sprites are taking care of them. Jane Shaw, the young daughter of a farmer, discovers that the children are really being cared for by Lady Marston and her huge servant, Wat, in her castle, while her husband is away fighting. Jane’s own parents have disappeared and her home is burned down, so she joins Lady Marston to help look after the children.
- The Glade of Lost Children – Judy: #278 (8 May 1965) – #284 (19 June 1965)
Young Penny Hughes lives with her grandparents in the small welsh village of Llangower. Her grandfather is postman and, when he becomes ill, Penny sacrifices her chance to go to university so that she can take over the job as postman until he is well again, thus keeping the job open for him.
- Penny the Post – Judy: #248 (10 October 1964) – #262 (16 January 1965)
- Penny the Post – Judy Annual 1966
Tina Roberts works for a firm that tests new products to ensure they live up to the manufacturers’ claims before they go on sale. This leads to all sorts of scrapes and adventures.
- Artist: Diane Gabbot (also Gabbott)
- Tina the Tester – Bunty: #519 (December 23 1967) – #530 (March 9 1968).
- Bunty annual 1969
- Bunty annual 1970
- Bunty annual 1971
- Bunty annual 1974
- Bunty summer special 1968
- Bunty summer special 1971
- Bunty summer special 1972
- Bunty summer special 1973. Diane Gabbot drew all of these.
- Tina the Tester: Bunty PSL #242. The artist for this was Tony Speer.
Polly Peckham has a pair of trousers covered in patches. Each patch comes from a different time period, and whenever Polly rubs a patch, she time travels to that respective time period.
- Polly’s Patches – Debbie Annual 1980
- Polly’s Patches – Debbie Annual 1984