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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.

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