The centenary of the Nottingham Evening Post in 1978 coincided with a switch from metal typesetting to photo typesetting.

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I remember this technology as a young art student sentenced in 1980 (that’s how I saw it at the time), to several weeks of work experience at the premises of a small publishing company in Blackpool, Lancashire.

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This was a time of technological change, but also a time of youth misspent in pubs and snooker halls. In other words, I was a typical art student.

While I was loafing around, others (like Rob Messenger and his ilk) were racing against the clock to bring us the news.

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Typewriters were on their way out, but still very much around, as this ad from the same newspaper testifies…

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Congratulations Nottingham Evening Post! (all scans taken from my copy of this issue, found in an antique shop, $1)