A LIFE IN PRINTING

 

Arthur Davis shared his memories of fifty-five years working in the printing industry in Leominster, a period when he personally experienced the most dramatic changes in the history of printing since Johannes Gutenberg invented movable metal type in 1436, which started the Printing Revolution.

This is a personal story, starting from when he was an apprentice in the early days of the 1940s, to establishing and running a printing and publishing business in partnership with his brother Percy, who was also a printer, following their active service in the forces during World War II. 

Preceding Arthur's talk, Ann Malpas went back further in time by drawing from the pages of history to reveal printing businesses that had been known in Leominster. 
 

The evening was Chaired by Peter Holliday.