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Printing Acts of Parliament. Vellum wins the day!!

It is with great pleasure that I report, following a lengthy debate in the House of Commons, MP’s have voted overwhelmingly to continue to record Acts on vellum. This decision has secured the availability of ‘original documents’ for those generations that follow. I would like to thank all of those that rallied to the cry, in particular Patricia Lovett MBE, James Grey MP, Sharon Hodges MP, Mark Lancaster MP, Rt Hon Matthew...

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House of Commons to vote on recording upon vellum

It would seem that the significance of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta was not sufficient to convey the true value of this most ancient of materials. When the House of Commons vote they will decide whether ‘recorded history’ will be accessible to those who follow many generations into the future. I am told that the rationale is ‘cost saving’. To that end I have calculated the cost of Magna Carta at todays prices. It...

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William Cowley play host to BBC TV’s ‘The One Show’

We were delighted to welcome a team from the BBC to record footage to be used in an article regarding the Magna Carta. The piece culminates in Melvyn Bragg being presented with a parchment document. Sadly, he didn’t get to reveal it ‘live’….an absolute shame. Maybe he’ll reveal the script one day! Please follow the link to view the...

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