“The collective noun for compositors is ‘a Companionship’.  We here are companions and those who have spent their lives writing, illustrating, designing and binding books will, from this extraordinary place, pass on their skill and passion to the young.” Rhona Muirhead in a speech at the Baskerville Wayzgoose Supper. 

Graham Moss of Incline Press suggested that we form a Companionship of Baskerville Hall to work on the printing presses and pass on skills to future generations. If you weren’t at the Baskerville Wayzgoose but would like to be involved in this Companionship, please get in touch.

Here are some of the companions that joined us last weekend:


Dennis Gould (Stroud)


Justin Knopp (Coggeshall)


Stan Lane (Gloucester) and Graham Moss (Oldham)


Chris Rowlatt (Presteigne) and Emma and Paul Kidson (Ludlow)


Eckehart Schumacher Gebler (Dresden), Michael Fenton (London), and Nicholas McDowell (Llandogo)


Ken Burnley (Wirral) and Eckehart Schumacher Gebler (Dresden)


Stan Lane (Gloucester), Paul Kidson (Ludlow), Patrick Goossens (Antwerp), and Eckehart Schumacher Gebler (Dresden)


Nick and May Lis Birchall (Leicester)


John L Walters (London), Dennis Gould (Stroud) and Alan Kitching (London)


Dulcie Fulton (Ludlow)


Centre and 2nd from right: Sarah Lane and David Wood (Rowlestone)



THE STORY OF BOOKS where stories are told and books are made The Story of Books is developing plans for the first working museum dedicated to all aspects of books. The project is led by creative entrepreneur, Emma Balch. The Story of Books will have a permanent, physical HQ at Baskerville Hall near Hay-on-Wye. The Story of Books is also creating a series of collaborative and inclusive experiences – exhibitions, events, tours, digital projects and curated spaces – around the globe.

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