Had a great visit today to chat to Barry Tucker of BMT Print Finishers, formerly BRG when the company was in Queens Yard and Carpenters Road until the Olympic Park was constructed, when they moved to Wallis Road, and later
We finally made contact with Gary Arber, whose family ran Arber & Co for many years on Roman Road. Arber & Co was a letter press print shop that was started in the 19th century and became known as one
We invited people who have worked in the industry in east London to come to the exhibition and find out about getting involved. Among the people who came was Colin, who brought these great photos from the days when he
We invited members of the Hackney Circle over 60s network to take part in a letter press workshop with Russell Frost of Hooksmith Press, Leytonstone. Thanks to Russell for bringing in his beautiful presses and wooden type and ornaments.
Our work in progress exhibition 'More Follows' includes research collected so far, including images, maps, printed matter and extracts from our oral history interviews. The exhibition runs until 19th December, Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 1pm - 5pm, at SPACE,
We're really grateful to father and son Les and Peter Wynn, who ran The Malvern Press, for allowing us access to their fabulous collection of photographs and samples from over 50 years in the print industry. The Malvern Press were
We've been investigating apprenticeships and the history of printing at the LCC archives with the help of their wonderful librarians and archivists. The material they hold really shows how much the industry has changed; none of the apprenticeships they ran
We had a wonderful workshop afternoon at London Metropolitan Archives, including a tour of the building, which was formerly Temple Press printers, by Senior Archivist Sally Bevan. Some of the volunteers already have ideas for areas they want to look