The Hall was absolutely full on the evening of 2 May for the Charter Dinner and members and their 

Court Room Charter Dinner

guests enjoyed the formality of the processions, the toasts , the loving cup, etc and the wit and humour

NS and HE and loving cup

(Photo shows the Master and Past Master Helen Esmonde taking part in the Loving Cup ceremony

 of this year’s speaker, Gyles Brandreth, was the icing on the cake.

Stationers Hall206GB speaking

(Photo shows Gyles Brandreth mid delivery!

During the course of the evening the Paper Industry Gold Medal was awarded to Peter Bower, an internationally respected paper historian, consultant and forensic paper analyst, specialising in the examination and analysis of paper for the purpose of dating, authentication, attribution and usage. Peter’s clients include museums, galleries, auction houses, dealers, lawyers and papermakers who

Stationers Hall214(Photo shows Peter Bower receiving his medal from the Master)  

consult him on a broad range of topics including works of art, forged bank notes and fraudulent business papers. His wide-ranging knowledge and expertise have qualified him to be recognised as an ‘expert’ in all things related to ‘paper’ and have qualified him to provide contributions to popular TV programmes as well as being an expert witness in several high-profile court cases.


Photos by David Jones Photography

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975