Elsie celebrates her 100th birthday

 Elsie Allchin celebrated her 100th birthday on 21 May with a party at Southwood Court in Basildon. She worked at the Lamson Paragon Printing Works in Canning Town where she met her husband, Sidney, who went on to work for The Daily Express. They were very happily married for 66 years. Elsie has one son, […]

A walk through history with The Printing Charity

We marked the 150th anniversary of the granting of our first Royal Charter with a reception held at St Bride Foundation on 12 May 2015. The event’s theme was looking to the future, building on the past. Guests were taken on a walk through history with scenes presented by professional actors in ten of the […]

Final call for entries to the 2015 Print Futures Awards

Cash grants of up to £1,500 available to help pay any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing or graphic arts. A reminder from the sponsors of the annual Print Futures Awards – The Printing Charity, Unite the Union GPM Sector, The John Crosfield Foundation, the British Printing Industries Federation […]

Three generations in print

Mrs Dorothy Comer celebrated her 100th birthday with an afternoon tea party on 18 April, attended by her family, friends, and fellow residents at Southwood Court in Basildon. Dorothy, who has two sons and a daughter, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, moved to Southwood Court, our sheltered home for people who have retired from the […]