The new Level 3 C&G course which was developed last year with the support of the Printing Charity is now well underway with 6 students signed up to the course. The course is made up of a number short courses covering many different aspects of more advanced bookbinding. For more information contact email@example.com
A once only opportunity for the
Bound by Veterans Charity (BBV)
During the month of MAY only the Marlborough branch of Waitrose has selected to support “Bound by Veterans” through the “Community Matters Scheme”.
Can you help by buying something at Waitrose in May and giving BBV your token?
As I am sure you know several of the main supermarkets have a scheme where they donate money to selected local charities
How does the scheme work?
Each customer is given a token at the checkout and then places it in the box for the charity of their choice. At the end of the month all the tokens are counted and the allocated fund is split between the three chosen charities. The more tokens that are collected the more money the charity will receive. A charity can only apply once to this scheme.
Waitrose in Marlborough
17 High Street
On 21st December 2017 HRH The Prince of Wales, the Patron of the charity AMAR (Assisting Marsh Arabs and Refugees), helped to bring the silver anniversary year of the charity to a spectacular close in Lancaster House. To mark the event he was presented with a beautifully bound book of photographs of the marsh arabs taken by Angus Beaton over the last decade. The album and a slip case were made in the Daffodil Barn by Bound by Veterans and it was a huge honour for BBV to undertake the binding of such an important document for such and auspicious occasion .
Photo shows L to R: Jonathan Powell, Ali Strachen and Wendy Lagden from BBV and Angus Beaton photographer.
The excellent facilities of the Bound by Veterans workshop in the Daffodil barn at Woodborough are available for hire at the very competitive cost of £60 per day. This includes the cost of heating and lighting. For further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have stocks of slimline diaries printed specifically for Bound by
Veterans. These are available in three colours of grained cloth: red, green and dark blue and also beautiful marbled paper hand made in
the Daffodil barn workshop. They are now available to order from Bound by Veterans. The price of these is £10 plus £2.95 p&p. Orders can be placed through email@example.com
Tony Webber, master craftsman from the Shepherds workshop in Victoria, visited last week to trial part of the new Level 3 City & Guilds syllabus. He spent two days instructing the techniques for making a quarter-bound leather drop-back box with rounded spine. A bumper seven Bound by Veterans students all managed to complete these splendid boxes [pictures to follow].
We are delighted to announce that The Printing Charity has agreed to help fund the the development and teaching of a brand new Level 3 Bookbinding qualification. We are designing this training programme with both City & Guilds and the Queen’s Bindery Apprenticeship Scheme and, with The Printing Charity help, will be running training courses for eligible WIS veterans at the Daffodil Barn throughout the next 12 months.The Printing Charity has been supporting people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827. Its charitable aims include promoting independence, protecting dignity and furthering education. See more here.
Welcome to our June edition of the Bound by Veterans Newsletter! We are delighted you wish to find out more about what we do.
Welcome to our first edition of the Bound by Veterans Newsletter! We are delighted you wish to find out more about what we do.
Three veterans were awarded the top City & Guilds certificate in bookbinding last Friday at a ceremony in the Daffodil Barn workshop near Pewsey. Presentations were made by the Master, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers to Wendy Lagden, Kenny Teasdale and Nick Simmons, who had each completed the City & Guilds syllabus over the last 18 months. Helen Esmonde, the Stationers’ Comany Master, praised the veterans for achieving these certificates despite the significant difficulties caused by their wounds, injuries and illnesses. They successful students are pictured here with the charity’s Principal Instructor, Freya Scott.