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continued to run and the staff were warned
about impending air raids, by every light in
the building being turned on and off rapidly.

Although the video only lasted for around
ten minutes, it was interesting to see the old
letterpress methods again.

Following the video, the members then did
some preparation work for their Printer’s Pie

                             Ron Watson (6955)

South Wales Branch Visit—December                Waterfront Museum in Swansea to see it.
                                                 Thanks also to Pete for acting as professional
A couple of weeks ago our branch                 photographer for the evening.
visited the National Waterfront Museum in
Swansea. In attendance was Steph, Robert,        Finally, I have received an email from Malin,
Richard, Dom & Peter with apologies from
Ron, Malin, Alan, Andreas & Olwen. I had         who is moving back to Sweden next week.
also invited two guests, Chris & Kevin who
couldn’t wait to roll their sleeves up and have  She has some type in her studio which needs
a go and really enjoyed the evening. It was 2
years since our last visit and that period had   moving to Cardiff Met so I am in the process
obviously been used to good effect with the
creation of a mini gallery showing printing      of arranging that although I may need to call
in the 19th Century. Samples were displayed
of lead type, wooden poster type, matrices,      on some volunteers in Early January. She still
linotype, monotype, stereos and copper
engraved blocks.                                 hopes to stay within the BPS membership and

Many photos have been uploaded to our            I am sure we all want to wish her well for the
facebook page showing the 1830’s Stanhope
Iron Press in action attempting to print a       future.  Dominic Hartley (10627)
keepsake for distribution within Small Printer
magazine. Using polymer line blocks and lead
type we printed two colours on Conqueror
Cream Laid 100gsm paper.

Unfortunately we couldn’t produce enough
impressions of acceptable quality for
inclusion and Robert & Steph were left with
the task of completing the project at a later
date. Thanks again to Robert & Steph for your
efforts and providing the tea and biscuits.
It really is quite a privilege to have access
to this Iron press and I urge all to visit the

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