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Thursday, August 14, 2014

L. Bruce Mayne

Leonard Bruce Mayne was a minor contributor to juvenile literature, penning articles for the Daily Mail Boys Annual and for Meccano Magazine.

He was born in Neath, Wales, on 9 August 1926, the second son of Thomas Mayne (1898-1976) and his wife Annie Matilda (nee Lang, 1901-1969). Mayne married Myra Thomas (1923-2011) in 1945 and they had one child. He lived at 3 Ynes Street, Port Talbot, throughout the 1950s and 1960s and died there on 1 February 1968, aged only 41.

(* The photograph I found via; "The Boy Who Lived with Penguins" is illustrated by A. Burgess Sharrocks © Associated Newspapers Ltd.)

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