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Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield & London Printers

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Hi

I lived in Carlton until the the early 1980's and then had to move to the south coast with my job

I have recently bought an old movie poster and it says in the margin Printed by Stafford Printers, Nottingham & London

I have tried searching the net and information is a bit thin on the ground but after a little digging I found a reference to Stafford & Co Limited, lithographic printers for the cinema and the railways.

It says they started in Bingham and moved to Netherfield

I don't remember them, does anyone have any details about the company? Are they still around?

Any help with the history would be much appreciated

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Beefsteak    259

I'm not 100% sure , but I think there was a lithiographic printers just over the railway bridge towards Colwick. I'm pretty sure I used to pass one on my way to one of my old favourite fishing spots.

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piggy and babs    539

forester st just past the church and backed onto dunstan st at one time.

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Cliff Ton    5,649

re - what babs said.........off Forester Street there is a cul-de-sac of modern houses called Caxton Close. That used to be a printing factory - hence Caxton - although I don't know the name of the printers who were there.

(Stu will probably know...he's good at printers)

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....    11

I don't know Staffords and they appear to pre-date my time in the print trade according to this. There appears to be a book about them though:

http://www.nottinghambooks.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1462

The name I remember form the Netho area at the time was Lonsdale and Bartholomew (Lonny's as they were known in the trade). I note that their address of Forester Street was adjacent to Caxton Close and that they also specialised in poster work, similar to Staffords, particularly transport posters. I wonder if they were connected in some way? Sorry I can't help further as I'm not familiar with the Netherfield area.

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piggy and babs    539

i think longsdales took over staffords factory perhaps brought out the bussiness but not sure certainlt was in the same placemy friend lived first st on right past there but carnt remember the name but had a chippy on the corner first house last entry on the left maralyn and june commerie

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Bubblewrap    3,636

Stafford & Company Limited

Forester Street

Netherfield

Kelly's Directory (1941)

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Thank you for the replies, I worked for a printers in Nottingham in the mid - seventies and did a project on the history of printing for my day release college work but can't remember the name Stafford & Co

I think I will enquire at the library in Nottingham if they help ex-pats based in the south!

Thank you again

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mick2me    2,953

We would appreciate any information you find being posted here :)

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I have emailed the library, not sure if they respond to email enquiries but to be on the safe side I have ordered the book mentioned by STU

Will keep you updated of my progress

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....    11

Thank you for the replies, I worked for a printers in Nottingham in the mid - seventies and did a project on the history of printing for my day release college work but can't remember the name Stafford & Co

Me too. I entered the trade in 1975 as a compositor. Printing, in spite of many, many local businesses, was a small world in those days where everyone seemed to know everyone. I'm sure we would know a few mutual names.

An account of:

My Apprentice Days

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Bubblewrap    3,636

Stafford & Co Ltd were still going in 1972 Tel no 248214

Blair Publications Ltd

Directory for that year

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My time at the printers (J.Howitt & Son Ltd) was spent in admin, first in costing, then accounts, then purchasing and finally on a special project that included inserting winning lottery tickets into envelopes going out to football clubs and supermarkets!

I left there and went to work at a fabric manufacturer, then a book market agency selling books to garden centres including a range from a publisher based in Calverton - Floraprint Ltd

Joined Huntley & Palmers selling biscuits to GNCS who were taken over by Nabisco in the mid 80s and end up moving to the south coast, now work for a major drinks company

Get back to Nottingham when I can, my Mum and Brother still live there!

Now I like researching things I buy...the movie poster I bought is "Thunderbirds are Go" made in the late 60s but I am not sure about the printer the seller said it was printed in the 70s which seems weird, would like to know what happend to Stafford & Company Limited

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Stafford & Co Ltd were still going in 1972 Tel no 248214

Blair Publications Ltd

Directory for that year

Thanks for this, just need to find out what happened to them after that! The book I have ordered might help and possibly the Central Library will be of help

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mick2me    2,953

Having no connections, the only printers I remember is 'Mintas the Printers' Great name :)

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Bubblewrap    3,636

Thank you for the replies, I worked for a printers in Nottingham in the mid - seventies and did a project on the history of printing for my day release college work but can't remember the name Stafford & Co

I think I will enquire at the library in Nottingham if they help ex-pats based in the south!

Thank you again

There is a book about Stafford & Co

http://www.nottinghambooks.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1462

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....    11

I knew there would be a link somewhere. I spent ten years at J. Howitt and Son Ltd as a reader. A bit after your time though probably as it was my last job in the print trade. Compositor/paste-up artist/camera operator/reader

Barnes & Humby Ltd, nr Carlton Road

Brian Pulfrey Ltd, Carlton

Lakeshore Graphics, Lace Market

Minizen Ltd, Alfred St Ind Est, Nottingham

The Color Factory, Crossgate Drive/Lenton Lane

Heanor Gate Printing, Heanor

J. Howitt & Son, Bennerley Rd, Bulwell/Sutton-in-Ashfield

...was my trail of destruction

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mick2me    2,953

There was a printers opposite the Trent Bridge School New Block, Wilford Cres E./Woodward St.

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What about Thomas Forman's Hucknall Road Nottingham Big Printers for John Players . Staffords backed onto Curson Street Netherfield Not Sure what type of Printing they did Hope you can get sme more info

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piggy and babs    539

mintas the printas was dont know if still on one of the side sts top radford rd near the bed shop

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Received a reply to my enquiry to the Central Library in Nottingham which was passed to a nice lady called Dorothy, who game me the following:


Stafford and Company were, as you say, based in Netherfield from the 1880's and acquired by Lonsdale and Bartholomew in 1961, ceasing trading in the 1980's

There is a 70 page book about this company written by Peter Barrie Waite and published by him in 2012

A history of Stafford & Co Ltd. lithographic, pictorial, letterpress, General and Commercial Printers, Netherfield, near Nottingham. ISBN 0952461250



This book is illustrated with some examples of the printing done by this company and also has information about the Stafford family and the company

Which is the book I have ordered...so just have to wait and see when it arrives

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Cliff Ton    5,649

A collection of film/theatre posters printed by Staffords was included in 'Antiques Roadshow' yesterday. Fast-forward to 37.56 on here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01f9ndq/Antiques_Roadshow_Series_36_Newstead_Abbey_2/

The programme was from Newstead Abbey and there were several other Nottingham-connected items.

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