the image above was a happy find on new years day - i found it whilst thumbing through a 1936 edition
of 'whitaker's almanack' that i rescued from the skip after sam's gran died. the verse inside is rather sweet:
The old year has passed with its pleasure and pain,
A new year is coming to start a new reign.
So in the first moments, a wish i will speed,
May health, wealth and happiness, be yours indeed.
happy new year to you & yours, folks!