You could always bank on Barklay for a laugh

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Once upon a time, children in Crawley were invited to join a very special club – the Auntie Ivy Club.

No one knew what she looked like, just that she insisted club members live up to the motto ‘Be kind to animals’.

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She would always wish club members a happy birthday – until they reached the age of 12, when they were given the boot.

The Auntie Ivy Club was a regular page in the Crawley & District Observer and, as well as sharing advice and opinions on topics such as stamp collecting, television and books, she shared the cartoon tales of her favourite dog – a rather large mutt who went by the name of Barklay.

Here’s a selection of his adventures from 1977.

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