Frogmore Paper Mill

Frogmore Paper Mill

This visit is a real step back in time to the days when the creation of paper changed from a hand-made process to mechanised production. Frogmore Paper Mill was home to the first mechanised paper mill machine in the world in 1803 and still produces commercial artisan papers today, on a Fourdrinier machine you can see in action.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 13th July 2021 at 10:30 - 15:00

Location: Frogmore Paper Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9RY

Price: £15 per person. Member and guest: £30

Event Organiser: Pauline Schurer

Our visit will begin at 10.30 when we will be served coffee and biscuits while being given a short presentation about the history of paper and the Mill. We will then be split into two groups. One group will learn about and try hand papermaking, while the other tours the Mill with one of our guides. From 12.30 – 1.30pm, our lunch of fish and chips, plus ice cream will be served in the Mill cafeteria (if you have any dietary requirements, please contact Pauline – her contact details are on the booking form). After lunch the groups will swap activities. We will observe the production of commercial paper being made by hand and also individually make a sheet of paper ourselves to take away as a memento of our visit.

This is intended to be a relaxing and interesting visit steeped in the history of bygone days showing us how a specialised industry operated. Our visit should finish around 3.00pm when we have an opportunity to browse in the shop or perhaps have a cup of tea/coffee before departing on our homeward journey.

Apart from disabled spaces there is no car parking on site but there is a large very reasonably priced car park in Durrant’s Hill Road (HP3 9RG) less than a five minute walk from the Mill (maximum charge of £1.70 for 10 hours parking).

Note: The tickets purchased for this visit are for seniors (age 60+) only, therefore your guest must be aged 60 or older.

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