Origins of Words and Phrases

Today’s offering is something I came across on a TV programme recently, and takes us back to the wondrous days of yore

The Wondrous Days of Yore

The Wondrous Days of Yore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you visited St Paul’s Cathedral in London a few centuries back, you would notice that in the grounds surrounding that venerable building there were lots of stalls set up by bookbinders, manuscript writers, and others who specialised in the written or printed word and the materials used in that field.

Old St Paul's before the Great Fire of London

St Paul’s before the Great Fire of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These stalls were known as ‘stations’ – and the people who operated them became known as stationers!

 

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