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       held at the Museum of Power at Langford   Lincolnshire & District
       on 14th May. We look forward to a new
       venture at the Stowe Maries Great War   Branch
       Aerodrome in September. The usual     January Meeting
       jewels in the crown of press visits will
       include the annual visit to Adanaland and
       the perfect state of Flatby, courtesy of    embers of the Branch met up
       Alan Brignull (sole prop.) on 15th July, and   for a carvery lunch at The Bull in
       an intriguing visit to the seaside where   MBracebridge, on the outskirts of the
       Chris Brinson at The Haven Press plans   city of Lincoln, for the fi rst meeting of the
       to have a demonstration of the new    year. We were very pleased to see a few old
       thermographic department (health and   faces turning up. We were especially pleased
       safety permitting!) on 19th August. We   to see Jean Clarke, wife of Robin who passed
       hope to also visit the recently installed   away last year. Jean came along with her son
       press at Sally and Russell Surrey’s at   and his wife – it certainly sounds as if they
       Clacton. Later in the year we may visit   enjoyed themselves, and they have already
       Ed Denovan’s Hell Box Foundry, and Fox   asked if they can come along to next year’s
       Ash Press, a fi ne art publishers near   dinner.
       Colchester. We hope to visit Sudbourne     Glennis and husband Steve also popped in
       Park Printmakers in Suffolk courtesy of   on the way to see FA Cup giant-killers Lincoln
       John Garrett. Details will be announced   City. This was a week before the match
       later in the year.                    against Burnley, and they had tickets for that
         Finally Len announced that a new    match as well, but weren’t too hopeful for
       award made from a recently discovered   the trip up north, so the result at Turf Moor
       BPS brass plaque would be named the   must have been as much of a surprise to
       Essex Branch Award. This will be awarded   them as it was to the rest of the nation.
       annually to the Branch Member who has     We also had a good look at the set of
       produced the best Christmas Card in the   Rosen Award entries supplied by the Society
       preceding year.                       Secretary. Unsurprisingly, we voted ourselves
         The election of offi cers resulted in no   the winner. It remains to be seen whether
       change to the Chairman and Treasurer,   the offi cial judges agree with our slightly
       with Chris. Brinson offering to take over   partisan verdict.
       as Secretary as Gwen wished to stand     The Branch then discussed the next
       down.                                 meeting. As a printer in Lincoln has
         Alan Brignull and Julie enhanced the   contacted us and asked for a bit of help
       meeting by displaying letterpress printing   with letterpress basics, this is going to be
       from across the world in the form of   an Adana-based practical affair. The idea is
       Christmas Greetings received from     that we all put our Adanas into the boots
       printers and craftsmen linking up via   of our cars, bring them along and have a go
       social media. For Alan it really is a ‘Small   at printing something, and hopefully some
       World’. It was a real privilege to see such   tips and knowledge will be passed on. Who
       an inspirational display of the art and   knows, maybe we’ll end up with a new
       craft of letterpress. Thank you, Alan and   branch member as well. Look out for our
       Julie.                                next report.
                        Chris. Brinson (10631)                Mike Edwards (10374)
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