At the time of writing, gymnast Max Whitlock has just claimed Great Britain’s 13th gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio – why not read our special games coverage in our August issue?
It includes a postcard-laden six-page feature which looks back at the modern games – and there’s an interview with PPM reader Peter Kilford, a former England and GB 800 metre runner who missed out on selection for Rome in 1960, and was then robbed of the chance of going to Tokyo four years later because of injury.
On September 7, 1961, Peter ran a personal best time of one minute 47.9 seconds – at the time the fifth fastest ever by a British athlete, and 55 years later, despite huge improvements to the technology of the track and footgear, it’s still the 123rd best time by an Englishman.
Why not order your August issue online – or take out a one-year subscription for just £36.
Other stories include Turning Turtle – the sea monsters fighting for survival; Neil Goulding looks on film cards from Holland; Dawn Rooney reports on early travellers in Cambodia; we look at a book about the Four Heatons (residential suburbs near Manchester); Antony Edmonds makes a surprising discovery about Francis Frith; and Roy Lewis reports on the tragic story of Dorothy Notley.