Focus is coming home

Verulamium Park Lakes on a Summers DayEvery new councillor thinks his or her division is special. I think I have more excuse than most.

It’s not just Britain’s first traffic lights (not sure about celebrating that), St Albans South division contains St Albans Abbey. As well as being the site of the first Christian martyrdom in England, the Abbey was where Magna Carta was drafted (it was only signed at Runnymede) and it housed the third printing press in England, founded in 1479.

This was the first press to have a printers’ mark. “Printed and published by…” started here. It was also the first to do three colour printing (red, black and blue). You can read more about it here.

So as we deliver our two-colour Riso’d Thank You Focus, we stand on the shoulders of giants.

Ed: Many congratulations to Sandy on being elected as a County Councillor in St Albans South.

* Sandy Walkington is the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for St Albans and County Councillor for St Albans South. He blogs at Sandy4StAlbans

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  • I gather the original draft of the Magna Carta had a little logo at the bottom of the page and the words “Liberal Democrats – winning here” inscribed next to it. Unfortunately, the Tory Barons at Runnymede had it removed and claimed the Magna Carta for their own.

  • Jokes like that are in particularly poor taste, given the recent actions of the parliamentary party.

  • George Crozier 7th May '13 - 11:52pm

    Marvellous. Congratulations on your election Sandy.

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