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Remember Galos?

Do you remember Galo's?

Do you remember Galo's?

Aldershot Military Museum would like to hear from you if you do.

The museum is to stage an exhibition about Gale and Polden, Aldershot's largest printer and publisher for many years.

The firm's landmark factory building was on the corner of The Grove and Birchett Road, and many young men got their start in the print industry there.

If you worked at Galo's or remember tales about it, ring museum curator Ian Maine on 01252 314598.

"We are hoping to uncover a wealth of interesting stories," he said. "These first hand accounts are vital, because we want the exhibition to document the lives of people working in the factory as well as detail the extraordinary range of items printed over the years."

The exhibition will follow the history of the firm from its earliest days after moving to Aldershot in 1893 to the turbulent last years and the takeover by Robert Maxwell's printing corporation.

** The Star's Alan Franklin and John Walton are ex-Galo's staff.

Picture: Gale and Polden's was once Aldershot's most famous firm, printing top quality magazines as well as its own local papers. Above we picture the binding room staff at the Wellington Press in July, 1947.


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