Moon landings and the 1966 World Cup in Radio Times exhibition at Walsall Museum

By Culture24 Reporter | 28 August 2013

A West Midlands edition of the Museum of London’s current Radio Times exhibition, based on the collection of a local man who offered hundreds of copies of the magazine to curators, will open at Walsall Museum next month.

A photo of a cover of a radio magazine from the 1950s showing three housewives
© Courtesy Mike Evans
Mike Evans has been a devout collector of the magazine and ephemera relating to it since his childhood during the 1950s. A set of model Radio Times delivery vans will accompany bygone guides covering the moon landing, the 1966 World Cup and royal occasions.

A selection of domestic adverts from the pages also chart a rapidly changing country, echoing the sense of social history evoked by the London display which is marking the 90th anniversary of the magazine.

  • Exhibition opens at Walsall Museum on September 3 2013.

More pictures:

A photo of the front cover of a magazine showing a rocket taking off for space
© Courtesy Mike Evans
A photo of the front cover of a magazine showing a man playing football
© Courtesy Mike Evans
A photo of the front cover of a magazine showing thick black ink about television
© Courtesy Mike Evans
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