The sad news that Barbara has died, in the James Paget Hospital, on 18 January 2021 came from Dorothy Sellar via Marilyn Nisbet. She had successfully gone through a hip operation following a fall but subsequently contracted pneumonia. Barbara joined HMSO Norwich in December 1968 and...

In Tim Riley’s memories of Pubns in the early 70s, he asks: ‘Do we know who holds the record for longest tenure of the same HMSO post?’ Working on the logic that alone among HMSO employees the Controller cannot raise any higher up the greasy...

We are grateful to those readers who have contributed brief accounts of their time with HMSO, and beyond. Please feel free to join them: modesty is not essential.  Any embarrassing events you may wish to divulge will be rigorously edited to protect both the innocent...

It occurred to me last month that I was approaching the fiftieth anniversary of starting work in my first full-time job: an EO in Publications Division of HMSO at Atlantic House. Not long after I started, I stopped an older colleague in her tracks when...

I wish you and yours a Happy New Year – It should be an improvement on 2020! All grandchildren and great-grandchildren will read about 2020 in their school history books. I enjoyed looking back on all the photos of yesteryear of HMSO – Jack Palmer’s cartoons...