Photo by Linda Robertson.
At The Evening Star reunion yesterday (from left)
Roger Soroka, Bill Shadwell, Shirley George and Les Beck
reminisce in the Allied Press publishing room.
Reunion organiser John Carlyle (67) said about 30 former
Evening Star employees had a tour of the Allied Press
The reunion would finish with a meal at the Southern Tavern
tonight, he said.
Mr Carlyle worked as a compositor between 1961 and 1969
setting the lead type.
The trade as he had known it no longer existed, he said.
''It's all been replaced by computers.''
Former stereotyper Mervyn Hodge (66) said he had worked at
the paper for 42 years from 1967 and made the lead plates
that went on the press.
He recalled his boss running down the stairs after noticing
that page two from the previous day's newspaper had been
printed and distributed again the next day, he said.
''It had made it out on the first edition and it was my