In conversation with Gary Arber of Arber & Co, the Suffragettes’ Printers

The oldest printers in the East End, Arbers & Co on Roman Road, printed for the East London Suffragettes over one hundred years ago. In 2014, after 117 years in business, Arbers & Co closed their doors for the final time. 

Here Gary Arber talks to us about his Suffragette grandmother, the historic printing presses, the Krays, being Father Christmas for the children of the East End, and the glory days of Roman Road Market.

Interview with Gary Arber [AUDIO]

Notices in shop window announcing closure of Arbers stationery shop on Roman Road in 2014.
Notices in shop window announcing closure of Arbers stationery shop on Roman Road in 2014.

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Tabitha Stapely

Tabitha Stapely is the founder of Social Streets, a not-for-profit media company using journalism to strengthen communities, particularly those in disadvantaged or neglected areas. Prior, Stapely was a writer and editor for national titles including The Telegraph, Elle and Red magazines.

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