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Society of Old Friends visits Penrith Museum

Thursday, 24 August 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

1880s Wharfedale stop cylinder printing press at the Penrith Museum of Printing.

The Society of Old Friends has organised a visit to the newly refurbished Penrith Museum of Printing at Penrith Raceway on Tuesday 29th August.

Guest speaker Dr. Stephanus Peters will address a lunch meeting of the Australian chapter of the Society of Old Friends – the local branch of an organisation set up in England a century ago to foster and encourage fellowship among members of the printing industry.

“While membership has traditionally been by the ‘tap on the shoulder,’ the Sydney branch has thrown open membership to anyone of good intent who is interested in contributing in some way to preserving our valuable heritage,” says Old Friend and JDA Print Recruitment founder, James Cryer.


Have pleasure in inviting you to Penrith Museum of Printing tour with special guest speaker Dr. Stephanus Peters.

Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017 Time: 11:15AM for 11:30AM

Venue: Penrith Printing of Museum

In the grounds of the Penrith Showground/Paceway Corner of Mulgoa Road & Ransley Street, Penrith.

Cost: $40 including Lunch & donation to the Museum

Lunch will be at Penrith Paceway and pay as you go bar.

RSVP: Friday 25th August 2017.

Old Friend: Scott Telfer 0413 382 528 or James Cryer – 0408 291 508

Email: James Cryer –

The purpose of the Penrith Museum of Printing is to collect, conserve, operate and showcase letterpress printing machinery and equipment so as to keep alive the history, knowledge and skills of letterpress printing for present and future generations.

A group tour at the Penrith Museum of Printing




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