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BIM IS A SMALL LOCAL MUSEUM AND CHARITABLE
                                      TRUST, opened in 1967. The acƟve working prinƟng room is
                                      operated three Ɵmes a week by reƟred compositor Mike Haigh
                                      and leƩerpress machine minder Derek Haswell. Providing
                                      demonstraƟons and talks that cover commercial and newspaper
                                      leƩerpress prinƟng for organised groups, public and school
                                      parƟes. Presses in operaƟon—apart from the trusty Adana 8x5s—
                                      are a magnificent Columbian press (№1604, made by William
                                      Carpenter in 1854) and a small treadle Peerless Platen. They both
                                      produce posters, business cards, paper bags and other museum
                                      print collateral between reminiscing over the life of a printer's
                                      devil, Linotype machines, fetching snuff and dripping sandwiches
                                      and the union demarcaƟon lines of the 1960's & 70's. Great day!

                                                  SINCERE APOLOGY

                                      W e would like to apologise for incorrectly

                                                                      attributing last months article:
                                                               "Tales from a Composing Room pt.1" to
                                                             Peter Criddle (6562), when it should have read

                                                                       "by Derek Nuttall (9693)"–ed.

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