Ferrymead Printing Society Preserving the passion for print

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Sundays / Steam Sundays
The Workshop and Whitcoulls Annex is open most Sundays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Steam Sundays are the first Sunday in the month and is a great day to visit Ferrymead as the Steam section has the steam train or tram running and usually one of the Societies has a special display or presentation.
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Members assist visitors with tours of the Printery or printing their name on a choice of Wanted Posters. They can try their hand at being a printer from 100 years ago, setting type and printing on our 130 year old Diadem Treadle Platen press.
We assist younger visitors make notebooks on a 3x5 Adana and create templates of their names on a 1920s Bradley Stencil cutter.
Thursdays
The Workshop / Whitcoulls Annex is also open most Thursdays with one or two members in attendance. There are often special events on Thursdays like Tiny Tots in the Park so we often host special groups during the day. But if a week day suits you to visit the Printery, this would be a great day to come. It would pay to make contact first and arrange a suitable time to come and meet some of our great team.
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