Many thanks to Ken Flemington for getting in touch with the site and sending these photographs in. Some pictures include Ken’s son!
Ken says: “The Woods were American machines which were only used as a last resort as they were extremely unreliable and difficult to fix when little things went wrong.”
Says Ken: “This was my “crew,” the dwarfs, so called because we always worked a man short. The metal pots were electrically heated and held 7 tons of printing metal.
Was the writing already on the wall when this photo was taken? The poster on the notice board at the back urges union members to attend a picket at Rupert Murdoch’s “Fortress Wapping.” – D.H.