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