We finally got together. All the participants of the project so far in one room (well almost all of them) It had to be done, to find old a new connections, to remember past times from industry and to
have a good catch up on present goings on.
The tea was held at Unit 10, a local Bristol art-space, which was host The Bristol Print Collective, so already the space was filled with Maps of Bedminster and print from the local area. The space was transformed for this event, thanks to The British Heart Foundation, East Street Store, who provided all the furniture on loan for free. A generous and kind donation which made the event far more comfortable.
Many of the early interviewees attended, which was great, Colin Groves, John Roberts, Peter Barnard. Along with many new faces who had only just joined the project. They came from all over, Mardon Son and Hall, Robinsons, Western Print Services, to name a few. Some people had not crossed paths for over 50 years, so it was really exciting to see old friends reconnected. Conversation went from history, to trade, to anecdotes and funny stories. Not even the absolutely torrential rain could put a damper on the afternoon.