Gary Arber in his trademark blue overalls in the compositor room

Gary Arber of Arber & Co, the Suffragettes’ Printers [AUDIO]

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 Suffragettes 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]

 


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Tabitha Stapely

Tabitha Stapely is the founder of Social Streets, a not-for-profit media company bringing high-quality journalism back to local 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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