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Span Magazine. ( This copy from 1956 ) UK

Published by Town and Country Publications, Croydon, Surrey

A small verse inside this pocket sized magazine says “ It is not our desire to instruct a man in his life. We are only here to brighten his way

Indeed ‘Span’ does brighten the mood, with small photo essays with titles like ‘Gorgeous Gaby’ and ‘This years Model’ featuring ‘Lovely ladies’ in various assortments of swimming costume and underwear. Lots of tasteful cleavage but no nudity.

No understanding wife would have objected to this harmless little publication in 1950’s Britain.

A few cartoons, letters and occasional stories sit between the black and white photos of the ‘lovelies’