The Changing (Church) Times

Photo: Zamira Brice

This photo was recently sent to me, from one of my children. The final metal plate from the last edition of the Church Times to be printed by this method. (Amberley Museum)

As a child, I remember being shown round a newspaper print shop and seeing the molten metal and line-by-line compilation of the page. We quickly forget changes.

Perhaps this can be of encouragement to us now – things do change and many of our current memories will drift into the past over time.

I expect this was of particular interest to send, with the S. Africa headline, as I did spend some time working towards change a few years before this. Something else that has changed.

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