My name is Pete Berthoud and I was an award-winning, professional London Tour Guide.

For those of you who knew me as a guide, I have very good memories of all the tours and of the good people who joined me on them - thank you each and every one. Now the next chapter begins, without any fuss.

I shall be writing more about little known London histories and focussing in 2022 on cards and games that feature or are in some way connected to London. The intention is, as ever, to write about things that make me curious and that haven’t been fully covered elsewhere.

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  • Snow White - The Shooting Game by Chad Valley for British Home Stores c. 1938

    Snow White - The Shooting Game by Chad Valley for British Home Stores c. 1938

    One day, around 84 years ago, Chad Valley produced an exceptionally odd gun-themed Disney game, The Snow White Shooting Game. The animated Walt Disney film Snow White spawned many tie-in toys and g...

  • The London Post - A New Game, Jaques & Son,102, Hatton Garden. Published c. 1870

    The London Post - A New Game, Jaques & Son,102, Hatton Garden. Published c. 1870

    The London Post is a set collecting game, described by Jaques in an advert as: 64 Cards, with beautiful Illustrations, in Colours, of the Chief Buildings of the Great City, impressing on the mind t...

  • The RMS Queen Mary in Trafalgar Square, Jig-Saw Puzzle

    The RMS Queen Mary in Trafalgar Square, Jig-Saw Puzzle

    Manufactured for Cunard White Star Limited by The Chad Valley Co. Ltd., Harbourne, England, 1936. This magnificent puzzle was produced by Chad Valley for Cunard White Star in 1936, the year of RMS ...

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