Page 3 - September 2014
FROM THE PRESIDENT FROM THE EDITOR T A RECENT MEETING of the HOPE THAT ALL OUR READERS have ExecuƟve Council Paul Hatcher, been enjoying a quite amazing spell of the current secretary of good weather, that, even us up here in Maidenhead Branch, suggested the “Tundra” have been having. I cannot that the Society might be remember such a long spell of hot interested in taking a table at the weather, such that the ink in my small prinƟng workshop has been too runny. And there Wayzgoose of the Oxford Guild of Printers. This has been liƩle wind for sailing!!! is a presƟgious event and, as Paul writes on page 11 of the August magazine, the largest leƩerpress I see from the latest newsleƩer of the NaƟonal Wayzgoose in the country. PrinƟng Heritage Trust that the PrinƟng Historical Society Anniversary Conference is being held in You will see from the announcement on that page St Bride’s FoundaƟon on 13 and 14 November. that the Society has indeed booked a table at the The conference is Ɵtled “Landmarks of PrinƟng event. If you are able to go along (it’s on Saturday - from origins to the digital age”. As such it must 11th October) then I suggest that you won’t be be of interest to all BPS members. On the evening disappointed; if you are able to oﬀer an hour or of Thursday13th November, there will also be two while you are there helping to promote the the book launch of the History of the Monotype Society then please contact Paul. CorporaƟon. Combined with demonstraƟons of His contact telephone number is at the boƩom of prinƟng methods and an exhibiƟon of the society’s the inside front cover. publicaƟons, there is something for everyone. In the BPS we have Andrew Dolinski (9970) who Two weeks earlier, in the same part of the is the Treasurer of the PrinƟng Historical Trust country, is the Maidenhead Branch Open Day; and we have Bob Richardson (9718) who gives so this year it will be held in Wokingham. The Branch much of his Ɵme to the St Brides FoundaƟon. So provided an excellent day last year and this I suggest that this will be a most important and occasion promises to be even beƩer. interesƟngconference to anyone interested in print. All details are on hƩp://prinƟnghistoricalsociety. The Essex Branch has been aƩending the Essex org.uk/forthcoming. Your editor will be aƩending County Show for some years and this takes place and will of course be wriƟng up a resumé of the near Billericay two weeks before the Maidenhead event for ‘Small Printer’!! Open Day. There will almost certainly be leƩerpress demonstraƟons and without any Another date for your diary is Saturday 11th doubt you will receive a friendly welcome from October when the Oxford Guild of Printers members of the Branch. are having their annual Wayzgoose at Brookes Unversity in Oxford. I know that BPS members are So for those members who live in the boƩom half most welcome to aƩend this event where there will of the country there are three events to interest be plenty of all day interest from some of Britain’s you within the next couple of months. leading Fine Press Printers. There will also be a “Bring and Buy”!! Looking further ahead, in the next column Tim gives details of the Conference in November at Talking of Bring and Buys, there WILL be one at the the St Bride FoundaƟon. And aŌer that – I’m 2015 ConvenƟon in Montrose. Although Montrose not going to let you forget this one – our own is well served by train from London, we believe that ConvenƟon next year which, to redress the many of you will come up to Scotland by car and geographical balance slightly, will be in bonnie thus be able to bring up all your prinƟng ‘goodies’ Scotland. you need to dispose of. And take away some new exciƟng bargains! Later this month we shall learn whether Scotland and England are to remain united. Whatever 3 the decision, you will be assured of an excellent weekend in Montrose.