Catweazle Annual 1972

Found in David’s Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City for 80p.


cover image

Catweazle was a children’s  TV series that ran for two series in the early 1970s. This is a 1972 annual published by World Distributors, Manchester.  As is often the way with annuals, there are no images from the TV series in the book. It’s in good nick, except that the pages are starting to come unglued. There are no on-the-page activities or colouring pages, so it’s not been defaced as many old annuals are.

The first spread is the story of how Catweazle ended up in the 20th Century. Love the heading font – so of its time.


The story of Catweazle

This is a three-page feature on palmistry.


A feature on palmistry

A did-you-know feature. I notice the one about pirates not walking the plank was around then. We’re still using that as a did-you-know in books we produce today – funny how it persists…


Puzzle and Did you know pages

Catweazle called electricity ‘electrickery’.

Catweazleannual72 inside pages

Story entitled Electrickery at the fair.

Another trivia page.

Catweazle annual 72

A clowder of cats feature

If you want to know more about Catweazle there is a UK fan site here

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