Feuding, fonts and foreshore finds

Chiswick mudlark sheds light on the curious tale of Doves Press

Mudlarker Jason Sandy presenting pieces of the once discarded typeface to curator Mallory Horrill from Emery Walker’s House.

  • 6pm Wednesday, 21st February
  • (Doors open and refreshments available from 5.30pm)

Mudlarker, author and architect Jason Sandy will be sharing his favourite finds from the River Thames including pieces of the infamous Doves Type – as he presents a talk on the story behind why an entire typeface was discarded into the Thames from Hammersmith Bridge during the 1900s.

Jason is pictured above with the house manager of Emery Walker’s House in Hammersmith Terrace, the original site of the Doves Press (named after the nearby riverside pub) where the typeface was created and a deep feud began.

Chiswick Pier Trust is running this talk in collaboration with Emery Walker’s House who will be hosting a live stream of the talk, via Zoom. For more information and to book the online recording go to www.emerywalker.org.uk/events.

You can book tickets for Jason’s live talk at the Pier House here: https://buytickets.at/chiswickpiertrust/1120331.