Donald served his time as an apprentice compositor learning by gas lamp, before moving into management in the printing trade. Now long retired, he volunteers at the Bradford Industrial Museum where you can find him every Wednesday introducing visitors to letterpress printing, restoring the old presses and tinkering with the type founding machines.
Donald’s career in printing has spanned seven decades and in that time he has seen letterpress printing come, go, and come back again.
The video also features Jimmy Young and Michael Booth, both Print Gallery volunteers too.
Print Gallery volunteer
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Moorside Mills, Moorside Road