Peter Such
UBUNTU. I am because of who we all are.
Supporting the 2012 Olympic Legacy—I WILL be positive and endeavour to maintain the Olympians' love of life and its challenges.
BIOGRAPHY
Great Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire England
Great Berkhamsted from New Road looking across Kitchener's Field
Updated 20th August, 2012
CURRENT INTERESTS

NEW DEVELOPMENTS!
Work is currently in hand on the following new pages:

Body & Spirit
Ego & Society
Living a life
The Practicality of Moral Values
The God thing

'And one man in his time plays many parts' As You Like It Act 2 Scene 7.

A Berkhamstedian born and schooled!

To Watford, for training in the days when it was one of the UK's great printing centres: Odhams at one end of town and 'The Sun' at the other, with a fire station next to each, allegedly on the grounds that both plants periodically caught fire! Gravure printing ink is highly inflammable and the speed at which those presses run creates high levels of static electricity.

From there to St Albans, another traditional printing centre of smaller but still sizeable plants, where I joined a mixed periodical, book and general jobbing house, providing the sort of variety I wanted.

Then back to Berkhamsted, where I joined one of the three printing plants owned by The Wellcome Foundation Ltd. In between Berkhamsted, Watford and St Albans is Apsley, the home of stationers John Dickinson and where the Fourdrinier brothers built the world's first automated paper-making machine just after 1800.

Adapting to changing technologies meant my leaving the Berkhamsted factory for Wellcome's international offices. A major upheaval. I moved 100 yards down the corridor! Finally I went solo as a freelance printing and publishing consultant, for which promotional purposes this web site was set up.

Along the way I fitted in a diverse experience in amateur theatre, freelance journalism, some poetry and a little philosophy. Oh and a brief sojourn on the Town Council, creating its original web site and setting up several charities with their starter web sites. That, in a few words, is a life. Mine!

NEW HORIZONS
Restructuring the site
New Index Page
Personal Commentary on Current Affairs

THE BUSINESSMAN
Professional and Trading Interests: The Hazel Tree Press

THE PRIVATE MAN
An Outline Biography

BURNT-OUT ENDS
A page of whimsy in contemplative mood

NEW COMMUNITY INTERESTS
Community Television—DeeTV
The Rex cinema

The Odyssey

 

OTHER INTERESTS
Apsley: The Paper Trail
Berkhamsted Arts Trust
Berkhamsted Citizens' Association
Berkhamsted History Society
Berkhamsted Town Hall Trust
Berkhamsted Town Council
Bridgewater Sinfonia
Castle Wharf Promotions
Fifth Chiltern Park (Management) Ltd
Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
Our Wa
terways

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