Brian Charles Kirkland

1944–2023 The sad news that Brian died on 28 December 2023 has been published in the Eastern Daily Press. Brian joined HMSO in June 1967 and worked in Norwich as Clerical Officer in Establishments and Print Procurement Divisions.  

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14 January 2024 – The following figures may jog a memory or two

Fifty years ago there were 3,258 Established Civil Servants employed by HMSO, including 229 EOs, 606 COs, 223 CAs, 694 Duplicator Operators, 114 Copy Typists, 233 Printing and Binding Officers, 55 Paperkeepers, 55 Messengers and 85 Assistant Warehouse Supervisors. Currently – 2024 –  the role of Controller of His Majesty’s Stationery Office is undertaken by…

Donald Victor Mash

3 February 1931 – December 2022 On 23 December 2023 Maureen Wickham wrote as follows: Hello Reg, Just wondering if you received my recent  email to your other address  linked to the Oldies website.  I had heard from Don Mash’s daughter to say that Don passed away just before last Christmas aged 91. They had…

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Paul Henry Barnard

25 January 1950 – 22 December 2023 Paul’s wife Kate telephoned to tell us the shocking and unexpected news that Paul died at home in Cromer on the evening of Friday 22 December 2023. He had been relaxing with his family during the day, with no obvious major health problems. Paul joined HMSO Norwich as…

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Douglas Charles Kerry 1942–2023

We were sad to hear, from Doug’s wife Ruth Kerry, that Doug died on 8 December 2023. He suffered a chest infection following a long period of pulmonal fibrosis. Doug was born on 18 June 1942, and joined HMSO Computer Division, Norwich, on 1 October 1983. He retired as Director of Information Services following privatisation.…

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