It is with great sadness that I write to report the death of Eric Buckley. I know that many members like me will remember Eric fondly as an active member of this Company and of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. I also knew him well in Oxford where he was the penultimate 'Printer to the University'. He came to his role at OUP from Pergamon Press.
Eric's funeral is at 3 pm on Friday, 4 June in the St John's Chapel at Oxford Crematorium. Eric's son, Clive, has said that all Stationers are most welcome. Sadly I cannot attend but I would be very grateful if some members, perhaps those who live close to Oxford, could attend and represent the Company. If you are able to go, perhaps you could let me know.
If you wish to write to Clive, his address is Clover Cottage, Hazler Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 7AF. Or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clive has said that it will be family flowers only but donations may be made in memory of Eric to Helen & Douglas House Hospice, 14A Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RW.