← back to all news Technical pioneers meet for 18th annual lunch
Former members of the Newspaper Society Technical and Newstec conference and exhibition organising committees have been meeting annually in London since the Society - now the News Media Association, representing the interests of national, regional and local newspapers - sold the unique industry exhibition.
The newspaper production, print and technology pioneers met as usual this year at the RAF Club in Piccadilly where they swapped anecdotes from yesteryear - from the days of hot metal typesetting, letterpress printing and the pioneering days of installing web offset newspaper presses and early computerised typesetting systems.
The traditional gathering comprised a mix of former newspaper executives and friends from the supply chain.
Pictured above, from left, are: Paul Liggins, Gary Cullum, David Owen, Geoff Edwards, who flew in from the US, Peter Selby, Martin Bourn, Peter Cross, Iain McAulay, Kerrel Wills, Brian Mulholland, Steve Oram, John Robertson, Chris Hall behind Tony Crabtree, lunch organiser David Green and Pat Montague.