Stephen originally studied Applied Physics before changing direction to train as a craft bookbinder at the Library bindery in Hull, one of the earliest and few surviving traditional Municipal library binderies in the U.K. His scientific background has given him a good background knowledge in the materials and chemistry involved in binding and conservation. He has been involved in the preservation of many nationally important collections. With the help and inspiration from members of both the Society of Bookbinders and the Designer bookbinders he has rediscovered many of the old bookbinding tecnniques.
In 2008 we opened the bindery in the Carnegie Heritage Centre. This was a wonderful opportunity to move in with East Yorkshire Family History Society into a unique independent charity run history centre. Our rents contribute to the overheads for the building and volunteers are in regulary giving free help with both Family and Local History research. We also have a large collection of reference material.
In 2009 Stephen celebrated 20 years in bookbinding. This meant that Stephen and David now have 50 years experience between them.
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