Trouble At Mill - A Brief History of the former Liberty Print Works Site, by David Luff, (including Textile Printing at Merton Printers 1965-1982)
Booklet published by the Merton Historical Society, 50 pages. A4 size booklet (N4721)
This booklet provides a fascinating history of printing in Merton in South London, and traces the origins and development of one particular site along the River Wandle - the Merton Abbey Mill print works.
The author started work at Merton Printers Ltd in January 1965, and completed the last-ever print-run at the Merton Abbey Works before it closed in December 1982. In this booklet David traces the early industrial history of the site, and then takes us on a personal tour of the production processes, introducing us to many of the personalities along the way. This unique view from the shop floor makes fascinating reading, and is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs, diagrams and maps.
The condition of the booklet is generally good. The covers have some light wear and creasing along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.