The magazine was started in June 1969, by Mike Young, as a couple of duplicated foolscap sheets. I took over as editor following his death in May 1992. I am sure we never dreamed that the magazine would still be going strong, nor that it would be available to a much larger audience over the internet (something never dreamed of in the 1960s)!

I would like to thank Valerie and Andrew Tredinnick, who collate and staple the magazine, David Hynes, who maintains the mailing list, and the Pastoral Visitors who help to distribute the magazines, without whose help I would find it much harder to produce the magazine.

Thanks also to all those people who give me articles, news and suggestions, all which help when I am lacking in inspiration or have a page to fill. I am always on the look out for more articles and ideas so if you have any news or an idea for an article, or even feel moved to write the occasional article yourself, please let me know.

If you want to write an article yourself and have access to a computer, you can send it by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The page size is A5 and preferred font size is 12, in either Arial or Times New Roman font (though I can play around with whatever you send me, so that it fits my template).

Thank you to all our readers. We hope you get a flavour of life at Anerley through its pages. - Marian Young

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