The Avon Club Newsletter

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Title: The Avon Club Newsletter
Publisher: The Avon Club
Editor(s): all issues #12 and on were edited by Ann Bown, for others: see below
Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1980-2001
Frequency:
Medium: print
Fandom: Blake's 7
Language: English
External Links: club website
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The Avon Club Newsletter is a gen Blake's 7 newsletter with articles, fiction, art, and poetry. It has seventy-nine issues.

Issue 1

The Avon Club Newsletter 1 was published in 1980 and contains 6 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Zannah Hubert.

  • "Introduction: Stephanie, Jackie" (non-fiction)
  • J. Beston, "My View on Blake's Seven" (non-fiction)
  • "Birthday Wishes" (non-fiction)
  • "Search-- Locate-- Recover" (wordsearch puzzle)
  • Ads
  • Margaret Martin, "Regret Is Part of Being Alive" (poem)

Issue 2

The Avon Club Newsletter 2 was published in 1980 and contains 5 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath and Jackie Edmans.

  • Carole Fairman, "The Beginning of the End" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • "Look-In" (news of actors) (non-fiction)
  • "The Steven Pacey Experience" (interview)
  • Ann Petty, "Avon" (acrostic poem)

Issue 3

The Avon Club Newsletter 3 was published in 1981 and contains 13 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins. The cover is by Monteath.

  • S. M. (Stephanie Monteath?), "A Final Hope" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • "Look-In" (news of actors)
  • Chris Arnott, "Crossword"
  • "Birthday Wishes"(non-fiction)
  • Merchandise
  • "Drake's Venture: Review" (TV show, with PD)
  • J. E., "The British Heart Foundation" (charity event with PD)
  • "Competition Time" (quiz)
  • Letters
  • Club ads
  • Rosalind Barnes, "Seek-- Locate-- Discovery" (wordsearch puzzle)
  • "Star One 1980 Views"
  • Adana Vallence, "Anna" (poem)

Issue 4

The Avon Club Newsletter 4 was published in 1981 and contains 5 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • Letters
  • "Competition Answers" (non-fiction)
  • "Birthday Wishes" (non-fiction)
  • Jennifer Youlden, "Word Grid" (puzzle)
  • Kathy Holt, "Help" (poetry)
  • K. H. (Kathy Holt) (art)

Issue 5

The Avon Club Newsletter 5 was published in 1981 and contains 17 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • Jennnie Leigh, "Time" (fiction)
  • Adana Vallence and Laura Capellaro, "Nothing Lasts Forever" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • S. M., "Seek-- Locate-- Eliminate" (wordsearch puzzle)
  • Jennifer Youlden, "Word Grid 7" (puzzle)
  • "Goodbye Darling: A Review" (TV show, with SP)
  • "Look-In" (news of actors)
  • Di Collins, "Anagrams" (puzzles)
  • Rosalind Barnes, puzzles (non-fiction)
  • Ads
  • Moira Dahlberg, "Anna" (poem)
  • Adana Vallance, "Illusion, Fantasy, of Fact?" (poem)
  • Adana Vallance (art)

Issue 6

The Avon Club Newsletter 6 was published in 1981 and contains 8 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • Jennnie Leigh, "Time" (fiction)
  • Avon, "Thoughts of Cally" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • "Look-In" (news of actors)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Kathy Holt, "The Key to a Dream" (essay; A)
  • Adana Vallance, "Fantasia" (poem)
  • Veronica Mitchell, "Avon We Love You" (filk)

Issue 7

The Avon Club Newsletter 7 was published in 1982 and contains 14 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins. The cover is by Monteath and is the same as issue #3.

  • S. M. (Stephanie Monteath?), "It Mattered, Yesterday" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • "Crossword" (puzzle)
  • Letters
  • Janet Lees Price, "It's a Great Institution" (autobiography)
  • Kathy Holt, "Thoughts" (essay)
  • "Answers for Crossword"
  • K. Holt, untitled (poem)
  • A. Vallance, "Fire in the Snow" (poem)
  • Patti Brimer, untitled (poem)

Issue 8

The Avon Club Newsletter 8 was published in May 1982 and contains 13 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • Valerie Leibson, "The First Malady" (fiction)
  • Katy Dean, "Escape from Death" (fiction)
  • C. A. E., "Love's Labours Lost" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • "Information" (news of PD in "Mr. Fothergill's Murder")
  • Letters
  • Kathy Holt, "Pensee" (poem)
  • Judith Seaman, "Reasons Why" (poem)

Issue 9

The Avon Club Newsletter 9 was published in 1982 and contains 10 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • Katy Dean, "Reverie Revere" (fiction)
  • L. Capellaro, "Family Fortunes" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • Stephen Harding, wordsearch puzzle
  • Adana Vallance, quiz (humor)
  • Letters
  • Mike Pearson, "Long Live Avon!" (poem)
  • Adana Vallance, "To You" (poem)

Issue 10/11

The Avon Club Newsletter 10/11 was published in January 1983 and contains 13 pages. Editors: Stephanie Monteath, Jackie Edmans, and Diane Collins.

  • J. Wallace, "Death Dust" (fiction)
  • Stephanie, "Editorial"
  • S. Harding, "Actor Wordsearch" (puzzle)
  • Letters
  • S. Barratt, "Question without Answers" (poem)
  • Adana Vallance, "A Tale from the Traveller" (poem)
  • J. Seaman, "The Art of Memory" (poem)
  • P. Brimer, "Zeeona's Thoughts" (poem)

Issue 12

The Avon Club Newsletter 12 was published in April 1983 and contains 13 pages. It was edited by Ann Brown who edited the rest of them from here on out.

  • Katy Dean, "I'll Do Anything for Freedom" (fiction)
  • Ann Bown, "Editorial"
  • Information on PD in "Terra Nova"
  • Crossword
  • "News of Blake's 7"
  • Letters
  • Wordsearch puzzle
  • Ann, "Dombey & Son" (TV show with PD)
  • "Pen Pals"
  • "Crossword answers"
  • K. Holt, "Asphodels" (poem)
  • Jenny Wallace, "Have You Betrayed Me" (poem)
  • Christopher Wallace, "A Poem" (poem)

Issue 13

The Avon Club Newsletter 13 was published in July 1983 and contains 14 pages.

  • Jenny Wallace, "Revenge" (fiction)
  • Susan Chadwick, "Mutual Survival" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Jan H, wordsearch puzzle
  • "Terra Nova" (theatre reviews by Laura Capellaro, Adana Vallance, Judith M. Seaman)
  • "Dombey and Son" (TV reviews by K. Holt, Michael Jordan, Carol Sefton)
  • Ads
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Lights of the Earth" (poem)
  • Susan Todd, "Questions" (poem)
  • K. Holt, "Timeslip" (poem)

Issue 14

The Avon Club Newsletter 14 was published in October 1983 and contains 13 pages.

  • K. Holt, "Ends and Beginnings" (fiction)
  • Susan Chadwick, "Mutual Survival (Part II)" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Liz McCarthy, "Crossword, "Anagrams" (puzzles)
  • "Don't Start Without Me" (theatre info and reviews by Eve Gorton, Sharon Johnson, A Pual Darrow Devotee, Dawn Manvell, Jo Forrest
  • "Pen Pals"
  • Ads
  • A. Vallance, "The Torment" (poem)
  • F. M. Davies, untitled (poem)

Issue 15

The Avon Club Newsletter 15 was published in January 1984 and contains 15 pages.

  • Michael Jordan, "Typecast" (fiction)
  • Marion Hockley, "The Final Score" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Rosemary Knapp, "Blake's 7 Workout" (puzzle)
  • Letter from PD
  • Kathy Holt, "Thoughts" (review of "Don't Start Without Me")
  • Letters
  • Liz McCarthy, "Blake's 7-- The Fourth Series: A Review"
  • Ads
  • Judith M. Seaman, "The Nine of Swords" (poem)

Isseu 16

The Avon Club Newsletter 16 was published in April 1984 and contains 13 pages.

  • Marion Hockley, "The Final Score (Part II)" (fiction)
  • Stephanie Monteath, "Insight" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Jan H, crossword
  • Anne Kevill, "Avon, We Love You-- Well Maybe We Do!" (essay on A's bad character)
  • Ads
  • K. Dean, "Questioned Faith" (poem)
  • K. Holt, "Champagne Swansong" (poem)

Issue 17

The Avon Club Newsletter 17 was published in July 1984 and contains 15 pages.

  • Jan H, "Race" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Jan H, wordsearch puzzle
  • Stephen Harding, wordsearch puzzle
  • Replies to Anne Kevill's essay, by Susan Chadwick, Rosie Peck, Judith M. Seaman ("Prove That You Care"), Jo

Simmonds ("Avon, We Love You... Well At Least Our Alter-Egoes Do!"), Judith M. Rolls, Susan Allmark, Ros Williams, Peter Hall, Alison Wilkinson

  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Deliverance" (poem)

Issue 18

The Avon Club Newsletter 18 was published in October 1984 and contains 19 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "The Objective, Part I" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Freedom Flight" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Natalie Grimmond, "Crosswrod"
  • Paul Darrow, "My Kind of Town" (Scorpio 2 con report)
  • Bonnie Andrews, "Scorpio II Convention-- Chicago"
  • Ros Williams, "Dombey & Son" (TV review)
  • Ads
  • K. Holt, "The Lay of the Seven" (poem)

Issue 19

The Avon Club Newsletter 19 was published in January 1985 and contains 15 pages. The front cover is by Kathy Holt.

  • Ros Williams, "The Objective, Part II" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Bride Price" (fiction)
  • C. Howell, "Loser Takes All" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Carole Howell, crossword puzzle
  • Judith Seaman, "Don't Start.." Again!" (theatre review; PD and MK)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Katy Dean, "Bounty Hunter" (poem)
  • Kathy Holt, "No Comment" (poem)
  • Jacqui Topp, "Journeys End" (poem)

Issue 20

The Avon Club Newsletter 20 was published in April 1985 and contains 19 pages.

  • Judith M. Seaman, "Nemesis-- Part I" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Friends" (ficiton)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Anonymous, wordsearch puzzle
  • Carole Howell, "I Haved Been Here Before" (theatre review)
  • Kathy Holt, "Thoughts on 'I Have Been Here Before'" (theatre review)
  • Newspaper review of "I Have Been Here Before"
  • Ads
  • Kathy Holt, "Do I Want to Forget" (poem)

Issue 21

The Avon Club Newsletter 21 was published in July 1985 and contains 23 pages.

  • Judith M. Seaman, "Nemesis (Part II)" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Dark of Night" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Sarah-Jane Stephens, spiral crossword puzzle
  • Pam Denman, "Common Denominator: An Analysis" (various characters played by PD)
  • Ros Williams, "Timelash" (TV review; PD)
  • C. Howell, "Afterlife-- A Few Comments" (book review)
  • "Space City 1985" (con reports by Jo Simmonds, Jacqueline Roe, Fran Ward)
  • Ads
  • Spiral Crossword Answers
  • Jacqui Topp, "Farewell" (poem)

Issue 22

The Avon Club Newsletter 22 was published in October 1985 and contains 21 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part I" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • C. F. Millerd, "Teddy Bear" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Law of the Jungle" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Sharon Johnson, crossword puzzle
  • Letter from PD
  • "Run for Your Wife" (theatre reviews by Judith Seaman, Jo Simmonds, Lorna Newton, Sarah Stephens, Margaret Greenwood)
  • Carole Howell, "Blake's Seven Lives!" (B7-Dynasty comparison; humor)
  • Ads
  • Crossword answers
  • Anon., "Tiger" (poem)
  • Kathy Holt, "Immortelles" (poem)
  • Carolina Gibson, "For the Love of Avon" (poem)
  • Lorna Newton, untitled (poem)

Reactions/Reviews

"AVON 22 is a good little Blake's 7 genzine from Avon Club.

The digest zine is 60 pages long and contains four stories, all of which have Blake in them to some degree. There is a color telepic on the cover of both Blake and Avon.

I am not really criticizing, but I will say the zine has unique spacing, sometimes single spacing between paragraphs and sometimes not. Normally dialogue is single spaced. I realize that this is a space saver, but it is strange.

The story Blake is in the least is "Blakes Seven: The True Story II" by Ros Williams. It is the only humorous story, being set in an a/u approximately some forty years after Gauda Prime. Humor is very hard to do, and everyone reacts differently to it. I thought the story was mildly amusing. I don't go in for utter zaniness as a rule so it is hard for me to be fair to the story.

My favorite story was "A Dish Best Served Cold" by Sarah McEvoy. This is set first or second season and involves Blake and Avon coming across an old enemy of Avon's named Amaro on a planet. There are various twists and turns in this short story which is the shortest of the four. And, of course, we can tell by the title before we even read the story that this is a story about revenge. In the course of this story, we get an explanation for Avon's facial scar on his chin.

"Station Encounter" by Cheryl Smith is probably an early 2nd season story and involves an ofc by the name of Madison who as far as I could tell was never given a last name. In true Mary Sue fashion, she proves indespensible to the crew and Avon really likes her. I personally would have liked this story better if Madison hadn't have turned out to be so wonderful. But it is an interesting story with some good plot turns as Blake and company with Madison attempt to outwit Travis.

"Betrayal" by Maggie Crowe would have been a better story if the title had been different. Because of the title, you can almost guess what is going to happen. Interestingly enough, when Blake goes down to investigate this planet which is sending a distress beacon, he takes Gan. That alone makes the story rather original since Gan is normally no one's first choice as a backup man. The distress signal is from Dr. Alfred Smithson who is an important omc in this story. He claims he has been betrayed by the Federation. He says the Federation has taken his scientific work and perverted its use. Avon, Vila, and Gan get captured by Travis, and it is up to Blake and the others to rescue them -- which they do. However, there are plot complications. What I did find strange, though, was that Blake at the end played a practical joke on Jenna and the rest of the crew, including Avon, helped. There are some interesting touches in this story, including an old friend of Vila's who turns out to be important.[1]

Issue 23

The Avon Club Newsletter 23 was published in January 1986 and contains 23 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part II" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Elaine Clark, "Water, Water Everywhere" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Natalie Grimmond, crossword puzzle
  • Joanne Stone, "Scorpio 3 Convention: (con report)
  • Bonnie Andrews, Tardis 22 con report
  • Kathy Holt, "Afterlife-- Afterthoughts" (book review)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Crossword Answers
  • KLD, "Masquerade" (poem)

Issue 24

The Avon Club Newsletter 24 was published in April 1986 and contains 27 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part III" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Elaine Clark, "Ripples" (fiction)
  • Mary Moulden, "Don't Start Without Me" (summary of play in story form)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Jane Porter, crossword puzzle
  • Kathy Holt, "A Country of Afternoons by Alison Brackenbury" (radio review; PD)
  •  ?, "How to Write a Blake's Seven Story"
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Eden End" (theatre review; PD)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Crossword answers

Issue 25

The Avon Club Newsletter 25 was published in July 1986 and contains 21 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part IV" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Solution" (fiction)
  • Elaine Clark, "Reunions" (fiction)
  • Ann, "Editorial"
  • Carole Howell, wordsearch puzzle
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Romantic Comedy" (theatre review; PD)
  • Carole Howell, "Eden End" (theatre review; PD)
  • Katy Dean, "Ormund-- A Modern Hamlet?" (theatre review,
  • "I Have Been Here Before," with PD)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Kathy Holt, "Of Childhood's End" (poem)

Issue 26

The Avon Club Newsletter 26 contains October 1986 and 23 pages.

  • Antonia Thomas, "The Last Laugh on Record-- Part I" (fiction)
  • Mary Moulden, "Natural Selection" (fiction)
  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part V" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Elaine Clark, "New Worlds" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Jane Porter, crossword puzzle
  • Rebecca Reeves, "Scorpio 4" (convention report)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "A Hole In...? Bernard Cribbins Golf
  • Classic" (charity event with PD)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Elaine Clark, "Other Eyes" (poem)

Issue 27

The Avon Club Newsletter 27 was published in January 1987 and contains 24 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "Space City 1986, or, 'Rumours of Death' Revisited" (con report from Anna's POV, fiction)
  • Gillian Taylor, "Go Gently, Part I" (fiction)
  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part VI" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Antonia Thomas, "The Last Laugh * on Record, Part II" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, double crossword
  • Lynn Beth, "A Very Lively Corpse" (con reprot, Space City 1986)
  • Merle Micklin, "The Seven Warning Signs of Paul Darrow Groupiedom" (humor)
  • "Babes in the Woods" (pantomime with PD; reviews by Susan Chadwick, Carole Howell, Judith M. Seaman)
  • "The Kerr Avon Society for Pen-friends Ltd." (club ad)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Crossword answers

Issue 28

The Avon Club Newsletter 28 was published in April 1987 and contains 24 pages.

  • Antonia Thomas, "The Last Laugh on Record, Part III" (fiction)
  • Gillian Taylor, "Go Gently, Part II" (fiction)
  • Ros Williams, "Blake's Seven-- The True Story, Part VII" (fiction) (later reprinted in Blake's Seven: The True Story)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Catherine Brown, wordsearch puzzle
  • Letters
  • "A Sting in the Tale" (theatre reviews by Judith M. Seaman, Carole Howell)
  • Newspaper review of "A Sting in the Tale"
  • Article by John Javna from Applause
  • Ads
  • Kathy Holt, "Dreamworld," "Silver Sky" (poem)

Issue 29

The Avon Club Newsletter 29 was published in July 1987 and contains 24 pages.

  • Gillian Taylor, "Go Gently, Part III" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Lorraine Hurcomb, word square puzzle
  • Janet Darrow, "Boston Memories" (autobiography)
  • Denise Donahue, Bonnie Hansen, and Ellen Weitz, "Mission to Destiny-- Creation Convention, Boston, Mass., 30th May, 1987" (con report)
  • "Paul's Return to the Big Apple: 9-10th May 1987 Starlog Festival-- New York Penta" (con reports by Dana Waddell, revised by Kathy Allard; * * Barbara Leflar Jackson; and Toni Lay)
  • Ros Williams, "My Next Door Neighbor" (essay on Avon)
  • Letters
  • Newspaper clippings with B7 names (humor)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Rerun for Your Wife" (theatre review; Run for Your Wife with PD)
  • Ros Williams, "A Sting in the Tale" (theatre review)
  • Wordsearch puzzle
  • Darren Funnel, "Yearly Surveys"
  • Ads

Issue 30

The Avon Club Newsletter 30 was published in October 1987 and contains 24 pages.

  • Susan Chadwick, "Guardian, Part I" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Jane Porter, "A Case of Identity" (logic puzzle)
  • Judith Seaman, "Golf? That's an Easy Game" (review of golf event with PD)
  • Denise Donahue, "Scorpio V" (con report)
  • Self-intros by members (Mary Robertson, Margaret Martin, Sylvia Anderson)
  • Louis Hirshhorn, interview with PD during BATS East Coast Tour, 1986; reprinted from Fine Tuning
  • Ros Williams, "The Mystery Man of B7, or, The Thorny
  • Matter of Avon's Brother" (essay)
  • Letters
  • Ads
  • Dana Waddell, "My Knight in Studded Black Leather Armor" (poem)

Issue 31

The Avon Club Newsletter 31 was January 1988 and contains 24 pages.

  • Susan Chadwick, "Guardian, Part II" (fiction)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Safe with Me" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Denise Donahue, jargon exercise (puzzle)
  • Essays on Anna by Denise Donahue ("One Woman's Opinion"), Sylvia Anderson, Ros Williams
  • Self-intros by members (Flo Freeman, Dana Waddell, Judith Seaman)
  • Elaine Clark, "The Naming of Baru" (fossil named for PD)
  • Letters
  • "The Avon Survey-- Results"
  • Margaret Martin, Worldcon (Brighton, 1987) report
  • "Creation Convention-- Philadelphia" (con reports by Barbara Fletcher, Ellen Weitz & Denise Donahue)
  • Ads
  • Jargon exercise answers
  • "Little Bits of Trivia" (clippings, quotes, anecdotes)

Issue 32

The Avon Club Newsletter 32 was published in April 1988 and contains 24 pages.

  • Susan Chadwick, "Guardian, Part III" (fiction)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
  • Ann, editorial
  • Self-intros by membvers (Daniel Nardini, Ruth Gutteridge, Toni Lay, Lisa Swaincott)
  • Janet Darrow, "DSVI or, The Fandom of the Space Opera" (autobiography)
  • DSVI con reports (Sue Christian, Toni Lay)
  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (theatre reviews by Carole
  • Howell, Margaret Greenwood, Judith M. Seaman)
  • Carole Howell, double crosswrod (puzzle)
  • Letters
  • Gena Davies, "More About That Brother!" (essay)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Mercutio, Mercutio! Wherefore Art Thou...?" (zine review, Blake Something by Paul Darrow)
  • Ads

Issue 33

The Avon Club Newsletter 33 was published in July 1988 and contains 28 pages.

  • Kathy Coy, "Respite" (fiction)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, double crossword (puzzle)
  • Barbara and Rebecca Reeves, "Interview-- Paul Darrow (May 8th, 1988-- Anglicon, Seattle, Washington)"
  • "Anglicon" (con reports by Barbara Reeves, Toni Lay)
  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (theatre reviews by Judith M. Seaman, Susan Chadwick)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 34

The Avon Club Newsletter 34 was published in October 1988 and contains 24 pages.

  • Newspaper clippings on "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, chain-reaction puzzle
  • Bill Lindsay, "Space City 1988" (con report)
  • Letters
  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (theatre reviews by Ann Preece, Cindy Rumley)
  • Ros Williams, "Avon's Friends" (essay)
  • Ads
  • cartoon by David Bowden

Issue 35

The Avon Club Newsletter 35 was published in January 1989 and contains 28 pages.

Issue 36

The Avon Club Newsletter 36 was published in April 1989 and contains 32 pages.

  • Marie Parsons, "Fans, Fans, and Fans-- A Fable" (satire on B7 fandom, fiction)
  • Sue Christian, "The Heat of the Light" (fiction)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Alibi for Murder"
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, "The Saturnalian Olympics" (logic puzzle)
  • "Alibi for Murder" (theatre reviews by Lorna Newton, Ros Williams, Sue Chadwick)
  • "Avon, A Terrible Aspect" (book reviews by Jean Graham, Marie Parsons, Judith M. Seaman ["Father of Man"])
  • Kathy Hanson, interview with Janet Lees Price, reprinted from DOWN & UNSAFE #7 (NZ, 1988.8)
  • Jean Airey, "Paul Darrow-- The Interviewee"
  • Jean Graham and Pearl Stickler, "Paul Darrow in San Diego-- November 10-13, 1988" (con report)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 37

The Avon Club Newsletter 37 was published in July 1989 and contains 28 pages.

  • Ros Williams, "How It Was-- Or Was It?" (fiction)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Alibi for Murder"
  • Ann, editorial
  • Mary Ruiter, quiz
  • "Unicon" (con reports by Leigh Arnold, Lee Vibber)
  • "Alibi for Murder" (theatre reviews by Nicola Best, Sue Chadwick, Sue Christian, Helen Parkinson)
  • Darren Funnel, "Episodic Retrospective-- Blake"
  • Jan Rayner, "Voyage into a Black Hole" (newspaper article on sf shows)
  • Letters
  • "Avon, A Terrible Aspect" (book reviews by Sue Chadwick, Lesley Hatch, Ros Williams)
  • Ads

Issue 38

The Avon Club Newsletter 38 was published in October 1989 and contains 20 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Fiona Haggart and Helen Williams, "Yet Another Alternative to Blake's Seven, or, Have You Met the Wife?" (fiction))
  • Jackie Topp, "Of an Actor" (poem)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Liz McCarthy, crossword puzzle
  • Letters
  • Jackie Willmott, "Midsummer Madness-- or Heat Hayes II"
  • "Pages of the Past" (old reviews of plays with PD and JLP, from 1967-8)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "The Good News" (TV review, "Making News")
  • ads

Issue 39

The Avon Club Newsletter 39 was published in January 1990 and contains 24 pages.

  • Helen Parkinson, "Xenon Base, Monday" (fiction)
  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Sue Chadwick, "The Committee and Space City" (parody of "The Walrus and the Carpenter;" ad for Space City 1990 con, poem))
  • Ann, editorial
  • Mary Ruiter, word search puzzle
  • "Pages of the Past" (old reviews of plays with PD, from 1964-5 and 1969), from Judith Seaman and Mary Moulden
  • Janet Darrow, "What a Glamorous Life You Lead!" (autobiography)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 40

The Avon Club Newsletter 40 was published in April 1990 and contains 28 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Liz McCarthy, crossword puzzle
  • Jean Graham, "Zine Review: The Way to Rebellion, Part 1, by Ros Williams"
  • Interview with PD, from TV program "This Morning" (February 2, 1990)
  • Letters
  • "Trap for a Lonely Man" (theatre reviews by Sue Chadwick, Jackie Willmott, Judith M. Seaman)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Trap"
  • Excerpt from "Stage and TV Today"
  • Newspaper reviews of "Making News"
  • "Making News" (TV reviews by Judith M. Seaman, Sue Chadwick)
  • Program from "Solo" (PD's first appearance on stage, 1962)
  • Newspaper clipping on Space City 1990 committee
  • Ads

Issue 41

The Avon Club Newsletter 41 was published in July/October 1990 and contains 36 pages.

  • Dan & Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • "Space City 1990" (con reviews by Judith M. Seaman, John Chadwick, Barbara Eidinger, Maureen Mars
  • Newspaper articles
  • Viv Gover, Zen crossword puzzle
  • Janet Darrow, "'Looking Old Is Not Bad If You Keep Away from Mirrors' --Emily Carr" (autobiography)
  • Letters
  • "Orbit" (con report by Jean Airey)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Cluedo" (TV review)
  • Newspaper clippings on "Trap for a Lonely Man"
  • Ads
  • Insert: "Janet Lees Price International Fan Club"

Issue 42

The Avon Club Newsletter 42 was published in January 1991 and contains 24 pages.

  • Daniel Bowden, "Brake's Even" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Sue Chadwick, "The Hand of Fate" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Mary Ruiter, crossword
  • Paul Darrow, "Dark Justice" (autobiography)
  • Jackie Willmott, "BBC Blake's Seven Video Release"
  • Ralph Curzon, interview with Barry Jones (illustrator of video covers)
  • "Haggard" (TV reviews by Judith M. Seaman, Helen Parkinson)
  • Ads

Issue 43

The Avon Club Newsletter 43 was published in April 1991 and contains 24 pages.

  • Lee W. Vibber, "Concern for Your Health" (fiction)
  • Dan and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in Turtle Recall!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, chain reaction puzzle
  • Sue Christian, "The Man in the White Hat" (essay; B)
  • "Dark Justice" (TV review by Lee Vibber)
  • "Competition" (stories: reporter interviews Avon)
  • "Fiddler's Three" (TV reviews by Sue Chadwick, Helen Parkinson)
  • "Pages from the Past" (old reviews of plays with PD, from 1963 and 1973), from Judith Seaman
  • Sue Christian, "The Thrill of it All" (essay on fandom)
  • Julie Talbott, "Death Only a Rumour" (essay on fandom)
  • Letters
  • Excerpt from book on drama, with "Mr. and Mrs. Avon"
  • Ads

Issue 44

The Avon Club Newsletter 44 was published in July 1991 and contains 36 pages.

  • Carol Wyke and Sue Christian, "Of Mice and Men" (fiction)
  • Daniel Bowden, "Brake's Even" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Story competition (reporter interviews Avon, ficiton)
  • Sue Christian, "Strangeways" (fiction)
  • Carole Howell, "Avon: Face to Face" (fiction)
  • Libby Rator, "Avon: The 'Person' Behind the Legend" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Letter from Paul and Janet
  • Ben Mott, crossword puzzle
  • Letters
  • Sue Chadwick, "Summer Drama Season Launch-- Connaught Theatre, Worthing"
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Open Day at the Connaught"
  • Newspaper clippings on summer repertory at Connaught
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Duel" (essay)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (introduction to competition stories)

Issue 45

The Avon Club Newsletter 45 was published in October 1991 and contains 28 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even! in Bloomers of Death!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Worthing plays: "Gaslight," "Relatively Speaking," "Dial M for Murder" (theatre reviews by Sue Chadwick, Helen Parkinson, Denise Baker, Sylvia Anderson, Judith M. Rolls, Lisa Taylor)
  • Letters
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • "Competition-- Take One"
  • Sue Christian, "What's the Attraction" (essay)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Let We Forget!" (essay)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "The Paul and Michael Who Show--Nebula 91" (con report)
  • Ben Mott, crossword puzzle
  • Ads
  • Insert: newspaper clippings, with photos; Worthing

Issue 46

The Avon Club Newsletter 46 was published in January 1992 and contains 28 pages.

  • Winners of "Take One" story competition:
    • Judith M. Rolls, "In the Shadow of the World Tree" (fiction)
    • P. O'Duel, "A Farce in a Spacecuit" (fiction)
    • Dan Bowden, "A Very Brake's Even Christmas" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, double crossword puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to competition stories)
  • "Visions '91" (con reports by Shannon Rae Mowatt, Barbara Eidinger)
  • "Emmerdale" (TV review)
  • "Not in the Script" (book reviews by Judith M. Seaman, Sue Chadwick)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 47

The Avon Club Newsletter 47 was published in April 1992 and contains 28 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even in 'Oesophagus!'" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Julie Talbott, "Hamadryad" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Sue Chadwick, Gridwords puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to "Take Two" competition)
  • Letters
  • "Macbeth: Dates and Theatres"
  • Paul and Janet, "Answers to Questions Most Asked in Ten Years of Fan Mail"
  • Ads

Issue 48

The Avon Club Newsletter 48 was published in July 1992 and contains 28 pages.

  • Dan & Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in A Grand Day Out" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Eileen Carr, "Saurian Major, the Alternative Story" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • B7 crossword puzzle from Tyne Tees Television Programme "Crosswits"
  • "Macbeth" (theatre reviews by Jackie Willmott, Lorna Newton)
  • Letters
  • "Space City 1992" (con report by Lorna Newton)
  • "The Blake's Seven Video Mix '92" (fannish music video, reviewed by Ann O'Neill)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Ads

Issue 49

The Avon Club Newsletter 49 was published in October 1992 and contains 36 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Halloweven" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Letter from Janet and Paul
  • Letter from Janet
  • "Extracts from Bristol BBC Radio Interview, 29/07/92" (sent by Donna Rocus)
  • Dorothy Dunnett, "King Hereafter-- How It Began?"
  • Janet Lees Price, "Wanting, Isn't Enough" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to "The Final Take" competition)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 50

The Avon Club Newsletter 50 was published in January 1993 and contains 44 pages.

  • Dan Bowden, "Brake's Even in Bedtime for Brake" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Carrie Hewlett, "Vengeance" (winner, Take Three competition; real world; not a B7 story)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Letter from Janet and Paul
  • Ann Bown, cryptic questions puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Janet Lees Price, "A Week in the Life of an Actor on Tour: Paul's Touring Timetable"
  • "Macbeth" (theatre reviews by Jackie Willmott, Christine Anne Dixon, Sue Chadwick)
  • "'Worthy Macbeth, We Stay Upon Your Leisure:' In Conversation with Paul Darrow, Winchester, December 1992" (interview by Sue Chadwick, Ann Brown, and Joe Brown)
  • Janet Lees Price, "From Brown Paper Parcels to 'Is He a Draw?'" (autobiography)
  • Sue Chadwick, "A Week Away" (PD answers questions)
  • Clipping on B7 from Stage and TV Today
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 51

The Avon Club Newsletter 51 was published in April 1993 and contains 28 pages.

  • Brenda Sadler, "A Brief Interlude" (fiction)
  • Ben Mott, "Soap's Seven" (fiction)
  • Tor, "Killer" (poem)
  • Belinda Sadler, "Avon's Adverbs" (poem)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Maureen Marrs, crossword puzzle
  • Paul Darrow, "'An Actor's Life for Me'" (autobiography)
  • Janet Lees Price, "Resting? You Must Be Joking!" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Gauda Prime: A Cause Enough for Killing" (essay)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 52

The Avon Club Newsletter 52 was published in July 1993 and contains 32 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Sneers" (Brake's Even; graphic story; Cheers parody; fiction)
  •  ?, untitled letter from Roj Blake (fiction)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "The Friendship Factor" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Note from Janet and Paul
  • Ben Mott, puzzle
  • "Extracts from Paul Darrow's One-Man Show... Orbit... August 3, 1990" (transcribed by Barbara Teichert)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to "What If" competition)
  • Sue Christian, "Thirteen Hours in Hell's Kitchen" (article)
  • Letters
  • "Avon 2: Nemesis by Carol Wyke" (zine review by Jean Graham, reprinted from THE REVEL TIMES, June 1993)
  • Ads

Issue 53

The Avon Club Newsletter 53 was published in October 1993 and contains 32 pages.

  • Barbara Sherren, "Should Winter End" (fiction)
  • Nina Lynch, "Commercial Break" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Letter from Paul and Janet
  • Carole Howell, double crossword puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Ros Williams, "The Search for Blake" (essay)
  • "Rough Crossing" (theatre review by Sue Chadwick)
  • Janet, "I Just Called to Say..." (autobiography)
  • Letters
  • Helen Parkinson, "I Used to Be Sweet and Innocent" (essay)
  • Ads

Issue 54

The Avon Club Newsletter 54 was published in January 1994 and contains 28 pages.

  • Julz Monckton, "The Nightmare" (fiction)
  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, from an original idea by Lukas Bowden, "Brake's Even in 'Oh No It Isn't!'" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Martha's Son" ((fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Richard Gere, "What If... You Knew Who I Am?"
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (winners of What If competition)
  • Kathy Holt, "The Silver Sky" (radio play review, with writeup of plot as story)
  • "A Ledge Between the Streams by Juditn M. Seaman, and Blake's Seven-- The True Story by Ros Williams" (zine reviews by Jean Graham, reprinted from The Revel Times)
  • Ads
  • Libby Rator, "Decline of the Drivel Drones"

Issue 55

The Avon Club Newsletter 55 was published in April 1994 and contains 28 pages.

  • Judith M. Seaman, "Ghost Writers" (fiction)
  • Ros Williams, "Despair" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carol Handy, "3 in 1 Word Search" (puzzle)
  • Janet Darrow, "Darrow's Double Act" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to "Blake's Seven-- The Movie" competition)
  • Letters
  • Judith M. Seaman, "All Your LIfe We Will Be with You" (review of radio program on "The Fly," with PD doing some readings)
  • Jani Fleet, "Sample of Questions and/or Discrepancies from B7 Episodes, As Well As a Few Small, But Interesting, Facts"
  • Judith M. Seaman, "For What It's Worth" (essay)
  • Ads
  • Insert: contents of Newsletters 27-54

Issue 56

The Avon Club Newsletter 56 was published in July 1994 and contains 28 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in 'No Flies on Me!'" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Barbara Sherren, "Spring's Bleak Dawn" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, crossword puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Letters
  • Helen Parkinson, "Within These Walls" (review of 1975 TV series with JLP and PD)
  •  ?, "Testing Times" (essay)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Collision at Jupiter" (review of BBC science show with PD doing voiceovers)
  • Ads

Issue 57

The Avon Club Newsletter 57 was published in October 1994 and contains 24 pages.

  • Ann, editorial
  • Christmas wishes from Paul and Janet
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Janet Darrow, "From 'The Sublime to the Ridiculous' or, Film Star to Working Actor" (autobiography)
  • "Deadfall" (theater reviews by Judith Rolls, Judith M. Seaman, Helen Parkinson, Peter Tatlow [from The Stage, 6/10/94]
  • Letters
  • "Faith, Hope and Charity by Judith M. Seaman" (zine review by Jean Graham, reprinted from The Revel Times, October 1994)
  • Ads

Issue 58

The Avon Club Newsletter 58 was published in January 1995 and contains 24 pages.

  • Nicolene van den Berg, "Deja Vu" (fiction)
  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Judith Proctor, "One Summer's Day" (fiction)
  • Jacqui Topp, "Alone and Silent-- For Eternity" (poem)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Carole Howell, crossword puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Helen Parkinson, "The Poisoning of Charles Bravo" (TV review of 1974-75 show with PD)
  • Avon 4 (zine review by Jean Graham, reprinted from The Revel Times)
  • Letters
  • Viv Callaway, "Within Those Walls" (account of visit to B.B.C. studio; reprinted from Standard by Seven)
  • Ads

Issue 59

The Avon Club Newsletter 59 was published in May 1995 and contains 24 pages.

  • Judith M. Seaman, "Dancing for Themselves" (fiction)
  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in 'Remember Last Issue? Well, This Is Part 2'" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Viv Gover, crossword puzzle
  • Paul Darrow, "'Whatever Happened to...?' or 'Where Is He Now?' or 'BT or not BT'" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (with clippings on success of charity appeal)
  • Maureen Mars and Helen Parkinson, B7 movie cast lists (humor)
  • Letters
  • Helen Parkinson, "You Know You Are an Avon/Blake's Seven Fan When" (humor)
  • Ads

Issue 60

The Avon Club Newsletter 60 was published in August 1995 and contains 24 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in Brake Watch!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Susan Barrett, "Escape from Series 4" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Karen Gover, Slave anagram puzzle
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to Avon's Christmas Bumper Book of Fun)
  • Alternative cast lists
  • Helene Prendiville, "Avon-- A Deliciously Dangerous Addiction"
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 61

The Avon Club Newsletter 61 was published in November 1995 and contains 28 pages.

  • Judith M. Seaman, "The Missing Hero and the Rewards of Treachery" (fiction)
  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Brake's Even in The Soma Man Cometh!, Part 1" (graphic story; fiction)
  • D. C. Morris, "Avon's Song" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Letter from Paul and Janet
  • Paul Darrow, "BT- Two" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings!"
  • Helen Parkinson, "The Gruesome Grannies of Gobshott Hall" (TV review)
  • Letters
  • Maureen Mars and Helen Parkinson, "Blake's Seven-- The Musical, Act I" (song titles; humor)
  • "Playhouse Video, Stevenage" (signing with GT and PD; accounts by Judith M. Seaman ["Avon, This Is...], Helen Parkinson, and Helene Prendiville)
  • Ads

Issue 62

The Avon Club Newsletter 62 was published in February 1996 and contains 32 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Death of a Soma Man!" (graphic story; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Note from Paul and Janet
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings"
  • "Visions '95" (con reports by Barbara Teichert ["You Know You Are Safe With Me], Judith Proctor, Gail Gawlik)
  • Maureen Mars and Helen Parkinson, "Blake's Seven-- The Musical, Act II" (song titles; humor)
  • "Noel's Telly Years" (TV review by Helen Parkinson)
  • "Together Again-- Blake's Back!" (reviews of audio tapes, by Judith Proctor, Helene Prendiville)
  • Letters
  • Judith Proctor, "Blake's 7 on the Internet"
  • Sue Christian, "Blake-- Faithful Collie, or Just Plain Stupid?" (essay based on newspaper article about dogs; humor)
  • Ads
  • Extract from article by Mark Berman in Dreamwatch 18, February 1996

Issue 63

The Avon Club Newsletter 63 was published in May 1996 and contains 36 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Braketicon '96 (2096!)" (Brake's Even; graphic story; fiction)
  • Helene Prendiville, "Avon's Kiss of Death" (fiction)
  • Nonfiction:
  • Ann, editorial
  • Note from Paul and Janet
  • Helene Prendiville, "Avon Wordsearch" (puzzle)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings"
  • "Visons '95 Press Conference with Paul Darrow, November 24, 1995," transcribed by Barbara Teichert
  • Gail Gawlik, "Man of Iron" (review of script by PD)
  • Letters
  • "Stick with Me, Kid" (TV review by Helen Parkinson)
  • Sue Christian, "Thanks for the Memories" (essay)
  • Ads

Issue 64

The Avon Club Newsletter 64 was published in August 1996 and contains 28 pages.

  • Daniel and Susan Bowden, "Braketicon, Part II: It's a Misery to Me!" (Brake's Even; graphic story; fiction)
  • Dawn-Cherrie Morris, "The Warning" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Janet and Paul, "30 Years and Onwards"
  • Gary Glitter (Paul Darrow), "'The King' and 'Queen'" (autobiography)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings" ("Blake's Seven Eleven" competition)
  • Sue Christian, "Going for Gold" (essay)
  • Judith Proctor, "Women in Blake's 7"
  • "Ghoul-Lashed" (TV review by Helen Parkinson)
  • Letters
  • Insert: Blake's Seven Eleven competition
  • Ads

Issue 65

The Avon Club Newsletter 65 was published in November 1996 and contains 24 pages.

  • Susan and Daniel Bowden, "Brakelander" (Brake's Even; graphic story; Highlander parody; fiction)
  • Gail Gawlik, "Disaster at Gauda Prime" (fiction)
  • Ann, Jackie, Sue, editorial
  • Lettter from Paul and Janet
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to Re-Take 2 competition)
  • "Pie in the Sky" (TV review by Helen Parkinson)
  • "Who's 7 '96" (con reports by Helen Parkinson, Judith Proctor)
  • Sara Baldwin, "My First Impressions of Avon and Blake's 7" (essay)
  • "Avon 10" (zine review by Jean Graham, reprinted from CEPHLON)
  • Insert: "These Boots Were Made for Avon" (auction)
  • Ads

Issue 66

The Avon Club Newsletter 66 was published in February 1997 and contains 32 pages.

  • Susan and Daniel Bowden, "Brakelander II (The Sickening!)" (Brake's Even; graphic story; Highlander parody; fiction)
  • Pat Anderson, untitled story (fiction)
  • Susan Barrett Riaz, "Why Anyone Should Care" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings" (intro to "Re-Take 2" competition)
  • "These Boots Were Made for Avon" (auction)
  • "Queen-- The Eye" (review of CD-ROM game by Ros Williams)
  • Judith M. Seaman, "Something Like Star Trek?" (essay)
  • Ginny Syn, "Subversion by Avon" (essay)
  • "The Flaxton Boys" (review of 1969-71 TV series with PD in some episodes, by Helen Parkinson)
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 67

The Avon Club Newsletter 67 was published in May 1997 and contains 24 pages.

  • Dawn-Cherrie Morris, "Revenge" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Paul Darrow, "Terry Nation" (eulogy)
  • Helen Parkinson, "Terry Nation" (eulogy)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings"
  • "Queen-- The Eye" (book review by Dawn Smith)
  • "The Neutral Zone" (con reports by Helen Parkinson, Judith Proctor)
  • Pat Nussman, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Renegade Computer Expert?" (similarities between Avon and the character Curt Holland in Barbara Paul's mystery novels)
  • "Together Again-- Liberatored!" (review of audio tape, by Judith Proctor)
  • Insert-- info on Deliverance '98
  • Letters
  • Ads

Issue 68

The Avon Club Newsletter 68 was published in August 1997 and contains 28 pages.

  • Susan Riaz, "To Accept Defeat" (winner, Re-Take 2 Competition; fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes... Greetings" (intro to "The Millenium Ball" costume design competition)
  • Helen Parkinson, response to Pat Nussman's article "Full Frontal Murder" (info from Barbara Paul's web page)
  • "Blake's Back" (article from TV Zone on B7 radio program)
  • Dreamwatch survey results
  • Letters
  • "SF Scene Interview" (PD on TV show, July 14, 1997; transcribed by Helen Parkinson)
  • Inserts: ad for calendar, form for Millenium Ball competition
  • "Deliverance '98" (con info)
  • Ads

Issue 69

The Avon Club Newsletter 69 was published in November 1997 and contains 74 pages.

  • Gillian Puddle, "The Feel Good Factor" (fiction)
  • Gail Gawlick, untitled (Re-Take 3 Competition story; fiction)
  • Susan and Daniel Bowden, "Brakelander 3" (Brake's Even; graphic story; Highlander parody; fiction)
  • Sue Christian, "On Dia Najones: 1, Raiders of the Lost Park; 2, The Temple of Spoon; 3, The Last Crushade" (Re-Take 3 Competition story; fiction)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Sticking Together" (Re-Take 3 Competition story; fiction)
  • Ann, Sue, and Jackie, editorial
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes"
  • Christmas letter from Paul and Janet
  • "Queen, The Eye" (reviews of book and CD-ROM by John S. Stuart [from Record Collector, November 1997], Helen Parkinson, Maureen Mars)
  • Ros Williams, "The Origin of Kerr or Ker?"
  • "Starfleet Experience" and "Cult TV '97" (con reports by Judith Proctor)
  • "Together Again-- Kingmaker" (review of audio tape, by Judith Proctor)
  • Ad for tapes, bookmarks, etc.
  • Ads
  • Conventions

Issue 70

The Avon Club Newsletter 70 was published in May 1998 and contains 48 pages.

  • Helen Parkinson, "Blake's 7: The Sevenfold Crown, Part II" (fiction, following radio play "The Sevenfold Crown")
  • Ann, editorial
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" "Guards! Guards!" (theatre reviews by Sue Chadwick, Helen Parkinson, Alix Mosley, Judith M. Seaman,
  • Gillian Puddle, Sue Crane, Miriam Collard, Dawn Smith ["Close Encounter of the Theatrical Kind"])
  • Internet interview with PD, by Brian Lighthill, January 16, 1998
  • "Sixteen Secrets by Paul Darrow" (reprinted from The Lancashire Evening Post)
  • "Maine Moments" (from the Manchester City Football Club Official Match Magazine; mentions PD)
  • Janet Darrow, "Tilly's Tale: The First Week" (autobiography)
  • "The Sevenfold Crown" (reviews of radio play, by Dawn Smith, Helen Knott)
  • Insert: ad for calendar, T-shirt
  • "Blake's Seven-- Early Memories" (memoirs by Dawn Smith, Helen Knotts, Gail Farrow)
  • "Deliverance '98" (con report by Helen Parkinson)
  • "Neutral Zone and Deliverance '98" (con report by Judith Proctor)
  • "Elements" (review of audio tape, by Judith Proctor)
  • Letters
  • "Anastasia" (review of promotional CD, by Helen Parkinson)
  • Ads

Issue 71

The Avon Club Newsletter 71 was published in November 1998 and contains 48 pages.

  • Chris Blenkarn, "Rebel On!" (fiction)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Star of Wonder" (fiction)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Secrets" (fiction)
  • Patricia Vernon, "The Visitor" (fiction)
  • Ann, Jackie, Sue, Maureen, and Helen, editorial
  • Christmas greetings from Paul and Janet
  • Paul Darrow, "Vere Lorrimer" (eulogy)
  • Jill Hyem, "From the Stage" (eulogy for Vere Lorrimer)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (intro to fiction section)
  • Janet Darrow, "Tilly's Tale, Part 2" (essay on dog)
  • Pauline Tucker, "Staged Reading of 'The Jews' at the Globe Education Centre" (report on event with PD)
  • Letters
  • Ad for calendar
  • Helen Parkinson, "The Discworld Convention" (con report)
  • Ad for auction of autographed script
  • Helen Parkinson, "Shark Week" (TV review; PD's ads for Discovery channel)
  • "Competition Time: Friend or Foe?" (writing competition; introduce a new character)
  • Ads
  • Julie Horner, "Avon" (poem)

Issue 72

The Avon Club Newsletter 72 was published in May 1999 and contains 44 pages.

  • Georgina Woodcock, "Friend or Foe" (competition winner; Babylon 5 crossover, fiction)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Hologrammatic Nightmare" (competition runner up; Rd crossover, fiction)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Light Comes in the Morning" (fiction)
  • Ann Bown, editorial
  • Paul Darrow, "News from the Front"
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on fiction publications)
  • Janet Darrow, "Tilly's Tale, Part 3" (essay on dog)
  • "Guards! Guards!" (theatre reviews by Helen Parkinson, Dawn Smith, and Helen Knott
  • "Extracts from the Blake's 7 Chat Room: The BBC
  • Chatline with Brian Lighthill" (interview, regarding TV movie)
  • "The Syndeton Experiment" (radio play reviews by Dawn Smith, Maureen Mars, Helen Parkinson)
  • "Updated Lovecraft" (article from SFX, June 1999)
  • "Blake's 7: RADA in Space" (article from TV Zone)
  • "The Redemption Convention" (con report by Judith Proctor)
  • Letters
  • "Together Again: 'Solstice'" (audio tape review by Pauline Tucker)
  • Ads
  • Sarah Vernon, "Betrayal" (poem)

Issue 73

The Avon Club Newsletter 73 was published in November 1999 and contains 48 pages.

  • Marian de Haan, "A Time for Goodwill" (fiction)
  • Viv Gover, "Only a Mutoid" (fiction)
  • Georgina Woodcock, "Complaints of the Season" (fiction)
  • Ros Williams, "Friend or Foe" (competition entry, Star Trek: TOS crossover)
  • Judith Proctor, "Rebel Quartet" (competition entry, How Green Was My Valley/Knights of God/Merlin: The Magic Begins crossover)
  • Natalie Smith (age 10) and Paul Smith (age 9), "Twikki Visits the Liberator" (competition entry, fiction)
  • The Aitchison Family, "Friend or Foe" (competition entry,; Star Wars crossover, fiction)
  • Carrie Hewlett, "Friend or Foe" (competition entry, (Babylon 5 crossover, fiction)
  • Sarah Vernon, "Have We Met Before" (competition entry, Doctor Who crossover, fiction))
  • Ann, Jackie, Sue, Maureen, and Helen, editorial
  • Paul Darrow, "Latest Information"
  • Paul Darrow, "Concerning-- 'Blake's Seven'-- The Future"
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on fiction publications and quiz)
  • Letters
  • Janet Darrow, "Tilly's Tale, Part 4" (essay on dog)
  • Paul Darrow, "Cult TV-- A Celebration"
  • Alix Mosley, "Paul Darrow at Weston-Super-Mare" (Cult TV con report)
  • Gillian Puddle, "Cult TV Weekend" (con report)
  • Helen Parkinson, "Cult TV 1999" (con report)
  • Ad for 2000 Calendar
  • Ad for "Together Again" tapes
  • "The Dark Ages" (essay on black clothing, from Colin McDowell's book The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen)

Issue 74

The Avon Club Newsletter 74 was published in May 2000 and contains 44 pages.

  • Gillian Puddle, "Prediction" (fiction)
  • Marian de Haan, "A Suitable Pet" (fiction)
  • Josie McCall, "The Price of Silence" (fiction)
  • Ann, Jackie, Sue, Maureen, and Helen, editorial
  • Paul Darrow, "From: Paul"
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on fiction publications and quiz)
  • Helen Parkinson, "The Strangerers" (TV review)
  • "News" (on merchandise)
  • "Paul Darrow Live on beeb.com" (transcript of interview)
  • Helen Parkinson, "Book Review: 'A History and Critical Analysis of "Blake's 7", the 1978-1981 British Television Space Adventure' by John Kenneth Muir"
  • Judith Proctor, "Blake's 7 Trivia-- First Season"
  • "Code Breaker 2 Quiz"
  • Sarah Egginton, "Avon: A Terrible Addiction" (essay)
  • Judith Proctor, "Standing on the Flight Deck" (article on flight deck set; see longer article in Zenith)
  • "'Together Again' Tapes Available from the Club"
  • Sarah Thompson, "Zine Review: Avon Millenium Special"
  • "Letters of Comment"
  • "Raffle"
  • "Audio Tapes for Sale"
  • "Avon Merchandise"
  • Ads for clubs, fanzines, conventions
  • "Ann O'Neill, SRN" (obituary of fan)

Issue 75

The Avon Club Newsletter 75 was published in Winter 2000 and contains 44 pages.

  • Fiction: Gillian Puddle, "Frozen" (fiction))
  • Sarah McEvoy, "Deadlock" (fiction)
  • Paul Darrow, "X Marks the Spot" (on visit to X-Men premiere)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on Action 2001 competition)
  • Gillian Puddle, "An Audience with Paul Darrow at the Fab Cafe, Manchester"
  • Helen Parkinson, "Kaldor City"
  • "Raffle!" (for photo)
  • Paul Darrow, "Mary Ridge: In Remembrance"
  • Sarah H. Egginton, "Nexus 2000: Tale of the Unexpected" (con report)
  • Gillian Puddle, "A Blissful Break in Bristol" (Nexus con report)
  • Helen Parkinson, "Nexus Convention-- Bristol 2000"
  • "Letters"
  • ads for assorted merchandise and zines, also on inserts Sarah McEvoy, "Battle Lines" (essay on writing about Avon)
  • Maureen Marrs, "Darrow's Law by Gillian F. Taylor" (book review)
  • Judith Proctor, "Rough Magik" (TV review)
  • Maureen, puzzle
  • "Avon Merchandise"
  • Ads for clubs, fanzines, conventions
  • puzzle answers

Issue 76

The Avon Club Newsletter 76 was published in Summer 2001 and contains 44 pages.

  • Marian de Haan, "A Quiet Evening" (fiction)
  • Roberta J. Dewa, "A Matter of Trust" (fiction)
  • Ann, editorial
  • Janet and Paul, thank-you note
  • Paul Darrow, "From Paul" (article on B7 movie plans)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on Action 2001 competition)
  • Janet Darrow, "Tilly's Tale" (humorous essay on dog)
  • Gillian Puddle and Pauline Tucker, "Cinderella, You Shall Go to the Ball, or A Night in the Seraglio..." (Starfleet Ball con report)
  • Tim Wapshott, "Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising" (game review, reprinted from The Sunday Times)
  • Fiona Moore, "Everything's Up to Date in Kaldor City" (article on audio recording session)
  • ads for assorted merchandise, zines, cons, also on inserts
  • Gillian Puddle, "The Seven Ages of Science Fiction" Sarah McEvoy, "How to Cheat at SF Writing" (essay on writing)
  • Letters of Comment
  • Avon Merchandise, zine ads, classified ads, clubs

Issue 77

The Avon Club Newsletter 77 was published in Winter 2001 and contains 48 pages.

  • Maggie Crowe, "Treasure" (fiction)
  • Sarah McEvoy, "Peace in Space" (fiction)
  • Jackie, Sue, Maureen, Helen, and Ann, editorial
  • Paul, thank-you letter to Ann
  • Janet Darrow, "Ann" (memoir)
  • "Sue Chadwick Writes" (on "Hail Avon" competition)
  • "Question Is?" (interview with Paul Darrow and Brian Croucher, at Kaldor City event in Sheffield, by Alan Stevens)
  • Sue Chadwick, "Ghostwatch Live" (TV review)
  • Eddie Robson, "Occam's Razor" (review of Kaldor City audio tape)
  • Gillian Puddle and Pauline Tucker, account of signings
  • Gillian Puddle, "Resurrection" (con review)
  • Letters
  • Avon Merchandise
  • ads for zines, clubs, etc.
  • Sarah McEvoy, "A Verse for Ann" (poem)

Issue 78

The Avon Club Newsletter 78

Issue 79

The Avon Club Newsletter 79

References

  1. Avon #22 Zine Review by Joyce Bowen on Hermit.org.