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Dorset Branch

The Dorset Branch of the Society has been in existence for many years. In 1984, there was a major revamp of the branch with a new set of officers to run the branch. Over the next few years the branch became one of those groups who were actively holding meetings, which were of a practical nature. These meetings were held in the homes of its members, or their workshops. Almost every form of printing was demonstrated, all of which were practised by the members themselves, either as a hobby, or as a business.

During the nineties, the Dorset Branch staged Open Days, on an annual basis for three years. Their success in this area then lead them to host the Society’s main event, the Annual Convention. This they have now done on seven occasions, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2018.

Membership of the Dorset Branch is around 14 in number. Meetings take place at Dorchester, which is roughly central for traveling purposes. The members still participate in practical meetings with the emphasis on all aspects of the craft of printing and binding and any other loose connections with the subject. The meetings are held from 12.30pm and start with a lunch, where members bring a plate of food and chat about various topics. This then leads into the practical aspect of the meeting, which normally is advertised in advance. We welcome members from outside of the county of Dorset, when we are the nearest branch to their home.

For information on the branch:
Please contact the Secretary
Ron Watson

E-mail: dorset@bpsnet.org.uk