John Player & Sons by Alexandra Hague



The John Player Archive at the Museum of Nottingham Life, Brewhouse Yard contains all of the monthly issues of Navy Cuttings from 1945 to 1967.

There are also copies of Player’s Post kept in the archive from 1967 onwards. 

Other primary sources on the history of Player’s include;

This book presents the reader with a chronological history of the firm, focusing on the milestones in the history.  The book includes the origin of the Navy Cut design, information on the social aspect of the company, promotional activities and advertising images. 

‘A Brief History of Tobacco including Cultivation and Manufacture’.  Revised printing. 


Online Sources

Unpublished Sources (from the John Player’s Archive, Brewhouse Yard):

There are many health publications concerning the advertising behind cigarettes and tobacco, the main sources are: