Christopher Sandford

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For the actor, see Chris Sandford.

Christopher Sandford (1902-1983) of Eye Manor, Herefordshire, was a book designer, proprietor of the Golden Cockerel Press, a founding director of the Folio Society, and husband of the wood engraver and pioneer Corn dolly revivalist, Lettice Sandford, née Mackintosh Rate. During the war he organised preparations for underground resistance from Eye Manor in the event of a Nazi invasion.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Cork, Ireland, son of Professor Arthur Wellesley Sandford and Mary Carbery, the English author. He was the father of the playwright and musician, Jeremy Sandford.

Sources[edit]

  • "Printing for Love", Sandford, C. in Books and Printing (1963), Bennett, Paul A. (ed), World Publishing Co, Cleveland, Ohio
  • A History of the Golden Cockerel Press (2002), Cave, R. and Manson, S., British Library and Oak Knoll Press
  • The Mercian Maquis (2002), Lowry, B. and Mick Wilks, M. (2002), Logaston Press
  • The Last Ditch: Britain's Resistance Plans Against the Nazis (1968), Lampe, D., Cassell
  • "Obituary: Christopher Sandford" in The Times, 21 March 1983