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stumball

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London Evening News Picture
« on: December 12, 2007, 05:39:07 PM »
Hi,

I've just found this site and find it fascinating, I was a hot metal compositor for a few years in Basingstoke after six years in Brentford at FJ Milner & Sons from 1970 to 1976, the pictures bring back the glory days. Still in print in Basingstoke at the Basingstoke Gazette, typesetting on Computers.

My father worked at the Evening News from the 1960's through to the closure 'Stan Ballard'. I would be interested in hearing anything about those times from anybody who knew him.

Unfortunately my father died in 1988.

I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding this

All the best


Steve Ballard



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Re: London Evening News Picture
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 07:03:21 PM »
Welcome to the Metal Type forum Steve, I hope you find it useful.
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Re: London Evening News Picture
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 02:32:31 PM »
It's been over three years now, but John Bowles has just been in touch and sent me a picture, and story, about your father Steve.

I hope you are still in contact with Metal Type, I shall be getting the photograph and story about your father up on the site hopefully early next week.
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Re: London Evening News Picture
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 03:16:50 PM »
John Bowles' memories, and picture, of Stan have been put on the main site here:

http://www.metaltype.co.uk/photos/photo147.shtml
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Re: London Evening News Picture
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
My father (Edward Church) also worked on the Evening News from about 1965 to its closure and I remember him mentioning Stan Ballard.  My father died earlier this year (31st Jan 2017) and was searching looking for ex-colleagues I could inform of his passing.  I realize this is an old thread now but thought I'd just mention my Dad knew him

 

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