Just last night I told the WK Writers I couldn't remember how long the People's Friend had been on the go. This morning, as if they had been there, they posted the answer on their Facebook page :-)
"Happy birthday to us! The People's Friend is 146 years old today, and to celebrate, here's the front cover of our first-ever issue from January 13, 1869. We're so proud to be the oldest women's weekly magazine in the world!"