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A word from Aepm member
Charles Hull

As a member of the Baskerville Society and the Wynkyn de Worde Society I was forwarded the following email notification about a Printers’ Wayzgoose event and the creation of a new museum display at Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes renown). I wondered if any members of the AEPM may be interested.

Dear Baskerville Society Members
You many be interested in the invitation below from fellow Society Member, Emma Balch.

Baskerville Wayzgoose

Please join us on Saturday 1st April for the inaugural Baskerville Wayzgoose. This marks an exciting stage in a new venture that will see Baskerville Hall become a year-round celebration of books. We are thrilled that a large collection of early printing presses will have a permanent home at Baskerville Hall and be in daily working use. We hope you will be able to join us to find out more about the plans, share ideas, and be part of the story. Here are the main events:

Baskerville Wayzgoose Fair // Saturday 1st April, 10am-3pm // Free
Printers’ fair at Baskerville Hall with demonstrations, table top stalls with private press books, posters, prints, type, and paper goods. Activities for children. Food and drink. If you would like to book a table top or a demonstration space, please email Emma at

Baskerville Wayzgoose Supper
Saturday 1st April, 7.30 for 8pm // £15

Informal, candlelit Wayzgoose supper at Baskerville Hall. Drinks at 7.30pm. Save the date! Book a ticket! Email Emma at or call 01497 822931/07879 373431.

Exhibition at Baskerville Hall
Friday 31st March & Saturday 1st April, 10am-3pm // Free entry

Re-imagining the Laws of England and Wales, celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta, a touring exhibition from The Sidney Nolan Trust. A 27-volume set of Halsbury’s Statutes, the accepted authoritative texts for Acts of Parliament of England and Wales, was destined to be pulped, but was instead donated to The Sidney Nolan Trust. Artists from across the UK were invited to create a piece of work that explored topics covered in a particular volume as well as ideas around legislation and society, with stunning results.

Baskerville Wayzgoose Walk
Sunday 2nd April, 10am // Free

Book-themed circular walk from Baskerville Hall, taking in Clyro and Jacob’s Ladder, led by Oliver Balch, author of Under the Tump: Sketches of Life in the Welsh Marches (Faber & Faber). Easy walk on moderate terrain.

Baskerville Hall Hotel.
There is accommodation at Baskerville Hall for 140 people across a range of budgets. If you can, please join us for the weekend so we can share ideas and plans for a new working museum. Baskerville Hall is set in 130 acres of grounds and woodlands, overlooking the Wye Valley and Black Mountains. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. If you would like to book accommodation at Baskerville Hall for the Wayzgoose weekend, please call 01497 820033 to ask about availability and room prices etc. If you have any queries, please contact Emma Balch on 01497 822931 or 07879 373431, or email

The Story of Books at Baskerville Hall, a place where stories are told and books are made

We are thrilled that a large and significant collection of early printing presses will find a permanent home at the site and be in daily working use. Baskerville Hall will become a year-round celebration of books with exhibitions, workshops and events.

Hay-on-Wye ‘Kingdom of Books’ // 40th anniversary celebrations

On 1st April 1977, bookseller Richard Booth declared himself the King of Hay and Hay-on-Wye an independent Kingdom of Books. The 40th anniversary of this occasion will be marked in Hay (1.5 miles from Baskerville Hall) this same weekend with celebrations and events. The King of Hay will play a part in the Baskerville Wayzgoose – all will be revealed on 1st April.

Contact details

From 1st April 2017, follow developments at
Twitter: @thestoryofbooks
Facebook: /tellingstoriesmakingbooks
Updates will also be posted on