Oral History Interviews

We recorded a collection of oral history interviews with people working in the printing industry in east London, which will be housed at London Metropolitan Archives. Extracts from the interviews are included below:


The Malvern Press

Aldgate Press



Bob Elson from Horizon Print talks about working in Hackney Wick

Mike Heym talks about the print industry in Shoreditch

Gary Arber from Arber & Co talks about his family’s letter press workshop on Roman Road

Roger Pertwee and Terry Smith, Baddeley Brothers

Bob Hall

John Finn talks about the printing industry

Colin Nixon, who worked at Eagle House Press and other places

Philip Hartstein, Hartstein & Co Paper Bag Manufacturers