Ladybird Books – but not as we know them!

1 June 2015

An exhibition in Loughborough Library Local Studies area – 1st April to 27th May 2015

In April 2015, Loughborough Library Local Studies volunteers staged a display of over 125 not-so-familiar Ladybird titles to mark the centenary of the famous children’s book imprint being registered by Loughborough stationers and publishers Wills & Hepworth Ltd.

Among the items on show were examples of Ladybird books in several unusual guises, including those translated into well-known and more exotic foreign languages, a display on the Initial Teaching Alphabet reading scheme of the 1960s and English language editions aimed at children learning English as an additional language.

The exhibition was opened by Mr Ray Wright, a printer with the company for 38 years and among those employees present when the factory closed in 1999.