We are pleased to confirm that Rayleigh Art Group will be running a coach trip to Frogmore Paper Mill at Hemel Hempstead on Friday 11th September 2015. The cost will be £20.00 per head which includes Coach and Entrance fee and a Presentation, together with Tea/Coffee. Whilst food is available (something & chips) from about £7.50 it is recommended that members take a packed lunch.
The coach will leave Rayleigh (Venue to be advised) at 9.00 am and will leave the Frogmore Paper Mill at 4.30 pm. Boat trips are available at a cost of £3.50 and can be booked on the day.
If you are interested, please book with Colin Mossman Tel. 01702 831726; Mobile 07858532172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – a £10.00 deposit should be paid to Val Belverstone by 1st May 2015.
Frogmore Paper Mill is the world’s oldest mechanised paper mill – the birthplace of paper’s industrial revolution. Today it is still a working paper mill producing around 100 tonnes of specialist grade paper every year on historic paper machines.
Frogmore paper Mill is a visitor destination with a real difference, offering a unique experience of exploration and entertainment in an industrial setting. At its heart is an historic paper machine dating from 1895.
Visitors are in for a treat, not only will they see exhibitions, audio visual presentations, the restored 1938 Dennis Ace Fire Engine, but they will get to have a go at hand paper making and take a tour around the historic paper mill itself.
On the guided tour visitors will be shown the site of the world’s first working Fourdinier paper machine and the mill race where once the powerful water wheels were sited that drove the first machine in 1803. They will then be shown the ‘new’ paper machine (itself dating from 1895) with a full explanation of its workings. Although now static, the paper machine is still an amazing site and a genuine feat of engineering.
To complete the visit, stop for refreshments a the cafe overlooking the River Gade and then browse in the gift shop for an array of papers, greeting cards and craft materials. In the warmer months, visitors will be able to take a trip along the River Gade and Grand Union Canal on the centres own ferry boat, the Bryan Donkin.
Some of our visitor’s comments:
‘A fantastic family day out’ Buckinghamshire.
‘Absolutely fascinating’ South Wales.
‘Best value for money I have had for years. Tour was brilliant.’ Bristol.