I've been trying not to add comments to the old stuff I've been finding whilst transcribing for the book, but this one rang a bell.
I can remember that although people weren't paranoid about perverts in those days, there were a few about. I met two or three in my teens, and knew to walk away. Most of them were just mouth and liked to talk dirty to you. As for finding the woodland stash, yes, if it hadn't been raining you could often find a few pages from Health & Efficiency, Spick & Span, or Parade.
How come all this seems so innocent now?