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Dartmouth Happy Families

Dartmouth Happy Families is a traditional card game devised by Elisabeth Cooper and sold to raise funds for Dartmouth Swimming Pool, printed in two editions by Tozer & Co, 1987 and 1991. Several artists were involved in the project including Tony Close, Simon Drew, Marc Farrell, John Gillo and Andras Kaldor. The character names and their professions are from real people who worked in Dartmouth at the time. The 1st edition was originally published in the Mail on Sunday followed by The Times. See the Information Card

1st Edition: Dartmouth’s Own Happy Families, 1987

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Above: “Dartmouth Happy Families” printed by Tozer & Co, 1987. 36 cards + 3 extra cards, blue backs. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

2nd Edition: Dartmouth’s More Happy Families, 1991

Above: “Dartmouth Happy Families” 2nd edition printed by Tozer & Co, 1991. 36 cards + 3 extra cards, green backs. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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