Richard Ingrams remembers editing the first issue
Four hundred issues ago, Richard Ingrams launched The Oldie – and edited the first issue.
Richard said in his first editorial, ‘The Oldie began life as a joke. But, as soon as I announced it, I found that everyone was taking it seriously. Offers of help poured in. People rang up, wanting to invest.
‘Before I knew what was happening, I found I was leading a crusade.’
Deepest thanks to all readers, whether their first issue was the first ever or this, the 400th!