Brian worked for the Western Mail and Echo for 28 years as a stereotyper
at Thomson House, before taking early retirement.
LEO CHRISTENSEN, 68, a stereotyper
for The New York Times in Edison, N.J., and a member of the New York Stereotypers
Union, died Jan.
Working as a stereotyper
for the Western Mail and Echo in the days of the hot metal press, Brian realised the newspapers had a rich archive of photographs and information on Cardiff.
The tales they told me when I worked as a stereotyper
in the bowels of the building - or foundry, as our department was known - would never be repeated in a family newspaper.
curves the mat against a metal roller, bakes it and pours molten lead into its mold.
Born and bred in Cardiff, the author, freelance writer and former stereotyper
on the WesternMail and South Wales Echo has published 19 books - this one is the 15th about his beloved Cardiff - and he has written thousands of articles for various newspapers and magazines.
Brian, 70, used to work as a stereotyper
in the Western Mail & Echo before finishing in the 1980s.
He later became an apprentice at the Tudor Works in Cardiff, and then transferred to the Western Mail & Echo foundry in Westgate Street, where he worked as a stereotyper
in the days of hot metal printing.
'I was a stereotyper
in the foundry and used to make the platelets on the printing press,' he said.
'I decided to do it because, although there had been several guides about Cardiff's pubs, nobody had ever really done a book on it before,' said Brian, who spent 28 years as a stereotyper
at the Western Mail and Echo during his working life.
San An takes a hammering, generally from lazy stereotypers
, but there's much more to it than meets the eye.
become resistant to counter-evidence.