Wynkyn de Worde Society

Wynkyn de Worde News

New Memorial to Edward Johnston

A splendid new memorial to Edward Johnston, creator of the typeface still used on the Tube, is being unveiled at Farringdon station on Monday 24 June. The unveiling is open to all. Here is the timetable:

  • 12.30 Gather at Farringdon Station.
  • 12.45 Brian Woodhead, Customer Service Director, TFL, to formally welcome everyone to the event.
  • 12.50 Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman Network Rail, to present background to the project.
  • 12.55 Andrew Johnston to present a brief history of his grandfather and his achievements.
  • 13.05 Formal unveiling of the plaque.
  • 13.10 Get-together with guests in Castle Public House opposite station.

Maurits Enschedé

We are sorry to report the death, at the age of 93, of Maurits Enschedé of the famous Dutch printing company which shares his name. Maurits joined the Wynkyn de Worde society in 1966. As well as being a valued member, he will be remembered by many for his witty 1995 talk on banknote printing. The text of that talk can be read here.

Members’ Page Working Again

I am pleased to announce that the Members’ Page is working again. There are plans to make it much more useful in future. In particular, you will be able to use an online booking form in future (I hope).

Peter White

We are very sad to report the death of Peter White, someone it was always a pleasure to bump into at Wynkyn de Worde events. He will be sorely missed. If any member would like to go to the funeral, please contact the Hon. Sec. for details.

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.

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