Living History at Alton – The Printing Press

our next show…coming up this weekend!

Hopton's Herald

Press Genepy

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, there will be Living History displays in St Lawrence Church Yard.  Additionally, in the Parish Hall (next to the church yard), there will be a printing press; they do have their own blog (here) if you want to know more, but have also kindly sent me some photos and a short piece about what they do to publish here.

Assembling a printing form for the press

We have been bringing the Printing Press out to ECWS events since 2009.
We set the type at home, and then at the event we have the equipment and
accessories to create items that might have been used by a seventeenth
century person; for example  playing cards or a recruitment flyer. At
Alton I will be printing a two page ballad sheet that might have been
bought at a market at that time. We’ve also been asked by the cheese
maker to print the order…

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