How was SE1 Newspaper produced?

Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s

How was SE1 Newspaper produced?

England E1 6FQ, United Kingdom

Created By: SE1 Stories


With much effort! Articles were typed out in columns (old-fashioned device, the typewriter); then fitted and glued (Cow Gum!) onto full-size layout sheets (and where possible with a photograph). Headlines were made with Letraset, by rubbing letters from transparent backing sheets onto paper then glued to the page.

With its idiosyncratic typefaces, typewriter text and layout the newspaper created its own unique style.

The newspaper covered SE1 news from Waterloo to Tower Bridge. A typical print run was 1500 copies. Papers went to newsagents, pubs and cafes and local organisations like tenants’ groups and pensioners’ groups. Some people had their own distribution rounds in their neighbourhood.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s


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