Regions  |  East Anglia

 

The East Anglian region covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The East Anglia meetings base is Linton Village Hall in Coles Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS. Unless otherwise stated, meetings begin at 10.00 am for 10.30 am and usually finish between 3.30 pm and 4.00 pm.

Refreshments are provided, but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee of £10 is charged for each member attending meetings, which, depending on the topic and speaker(s) include talks, demonstrations and workshops. In addition, there is a small charge for materials for any workshop activities. Non-members are always welcome (places permitting), for whom a £20 fee is payable.

Please email the Meetings Secretary for more information and to book places. Places are limited so booking is essential.

 


21 April 2015
Visit: Harmatan & Oakridge Leathers
This year’s site visit is to Harmatan & Oakridge Leathers, Northamptonshire. A wonderful chance to visit and tour this highly specialised tannery and to see their diverse range of goat and calf skins. The perfect opportunity as well to choose and buy your favourite leathers. As part of the visit we will retire with Marc Lamb and the team to the local pub for some lunchtime sandwiches.

Places limited to 15.

10.30 am for 11.00 start

Venue:
Harmatan & Oakridge Leathers
Westfields Avenue
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8AX
(map)

 


13 June 2015
George Davidson: Cross-Structure Binding (workshop)
East Anglia’s great friend and Society stalwart, is our guest speaker in June. George will run a workshop on cross-structure binding. He is well respected for his years of experience in teaching and his key role in developing the Society of Bookbinder’s Certificate of Competence scheme. We are also pleased to confirm that Hilary Henning, President of the Society of Bookbinders, will be joining us for the day as part of her tour of the regions during her term in office.

10.00 am for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


10 October 2015
Doug Mitchell: Coptic-style Sewn Board Binding (workshop)
We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker Doug Mitchell for the final meeting of the year. Doug is a highly skilled Paper Conservator and Book Restorer at the British Library. He will be running a workshop on Coptic-style sewn board binding for us. An opportunity not to be missed.

10.00 am for 10.30 start

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)


Chairman
Dr Paul Garcia
6 Westgate Terrace
Westgate Street
Long Melford
Suffolk
CO10 9DW
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Secretary
Sue Collins
Milestone
Chelmsford Road
High Ongar
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9NX
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Treasurer
George Davidson
9 The Crescent
Eaton Socon
CAMBS
PE19 3HF
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Meetings Secretary
Linda Missing
'Coppers'
Main Road
Great Leighs
Essex
CM3 1NR
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The Single Fold is the East Anglian region's newsletter. It is distributed 3 times a year with the SoB's National Newsletter. The latest edition can be viewed or downloaded here (PDF).