The West Grove Bindery was set up in 1997 by Peter Spain in the Woodford Green area of NE London.
Peter was trained at the London College of Printing in the 1990s on the H.N.D. Craft Bookbinding Course, specialising in the repair and restoration of all styles of hand-bound and cloth-cased volumes.
He then went on to complete an Honours Degree in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts (lately University of Arts), working on both paper and photographic materials together with Palm Leaf Manuscripts, all of which featured in his final project.
The bindery is fully equipped to deal with all aspects or repair, restoration and conservation of books, photographic materials and flat works on paper.