All the news that’s fit to go off at a Tangent
NEWSPAPERS past, present and future were discussed by a meeting of the West Forest Tangent Club recently.
The friendship group for Hurst women welcomed Wokingham Paper journalist Sue Corcoran for its monthly gathering, where she explained about the history of the press.
During her talk, she showed the group some slugs of type that were used to print newspapers in the old hot metal days.
These metal blocks, each one featuring parts of a newspaper story, were put together to make pages which were then printed from. This was the industry norm until the 1980s.
She then explained how the industry has modernised and how The Wokingham Paper uses computers to create its pages.
The Tangent Club, which will celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020, meets monthly in each others’ homes and at The Castle Inn at Hurst.
Outings include theatre trips and garden visits, meals out, talks and charity fundraising.
Members will be enjoying a pottery painting session at an upcoming meeting.
Anyone interested in going to a meeting should contact Lorraine Delliston on 0118
Members of the West Forest Tangent Group get to grips with their favourite weekly newspaper