Thomas William Pankhurst was originally from London, coming to Bicester around 1870 and joining printers E. Smith and Co. By 1886 the company was Smith and Pankhurst. The company was responsible for the re-launch of the Bicester Advertiser in 1879. In 1917 this paper absorbed the Bicester Herald and published the Bicester Almanac and Directory.
The Pankhurst family sold The Bicester Advertiser to the current Oxford-based owners, and their son Brian Pankhurst carried on the printing tradition under the new name of Bicester Print.
Bicester Print now resides in Manorsfield Road just around the corner from the original premises. It is now owned by husband & wife Julian & Sara Kemp, who took over the business in 2001. They offer a wealth of experience, providing a friendly and efficient service.