Today, for One Word Sunday, Debbie is encouraging us to think about red or even read. So I thought I’d follow in Debbie’s footsteps with both. I took these about this time last year in The People’s Story Museum in Edinburgh. There were red books to read everywhere!
Edinburgh was once ‘the centre of printing’, and in the early 20th century the Edinburgh printing industry was unusual because of the high number of women employed as compositors or typesetters. It was one of the better paid professions in the city. Women were also employed in large numbers as bookbinders although generally they made to focus on the semi-skilled tasks such as folding, gathering, collating and stitching rather than the more highly paid and skilled arts of applying gold leaf.