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Stationers’ Company Archive Evening, Stationers’ Hall, 15 April, 5.30–9.30 p.m.

Members of the Wynkyn de Worde Society may be interested in a forthcoming Archive Evening at Stationers’ Hall. The theme is News and Newspapers. The keynote speaker will be Christopher McKane, former Deputy Managing Editor of The Times, who will be speaking about The Times and distributing facsimile copies of the first issue of The Daily Universal Register, the predecessor of The Times. There will also be an exhibition of material from the Company’s archive and items also from The Times on display.

Freda Sack, 1951–2019

Sadly, Freda Sack, the British type designer, died in February. You can download Catherine Dixon's obituary here.


Pride, Passion & Printing

Justin Hobson has drawn my attention to this new book about Lund Humphries and a talk by the author, Charles Lubelski, at Bradford Industrial Museum. Full details are available here.

John Jarrold Printing Museum

Photo: John Jarrold Print Museum

We are told that the building containing the John Jarrold Printing Museum in Norwich may be demolished to make way for housing and offices and this may lead to the museum becoming a small static display, rather than a working museum. Further details are available here and here.

Ann Pillar

I am sure that many members will wish to congratulate Ann Pillar and Peter Cartwright on their marriage. Nice bit of letterpress, too!

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