All the news that’s fit to go off at a Tan­gent

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

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

979 3432.

Pic­ture: Sue Cor­co­ran

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