Visit to Frogmore Paper Mill

Photographs taken by Rupert Anson

Visitor Entrance
Peter Burford – Visitor Services Manager
Display Describing History Of Mill Workers
Exhibition Characters Are Papier Mâché
Peter, Our Guide For The Tour
Historic Letterpress Printing Equipment
Partly Reconstituted Re Cycled Paper Known As ‘crumble’
1902 Paper Machine .. Still In Use Today
Following The Liquid ‘crumble’ Through The Process
End Of The Process Where Rolls Of Paper Are Formed
Single Sheets Of Speciality Paper Are Fabricated Here
And Hung Up To Dry Before Being Glazed
Swatches Of Speciality Papers Available To Order
I Think We Can Guess Which One Visiting Kids Home In On!
River Gade Continues To Power The Mill’s Waterwheel
Orderly Chaos Is The Norm Here
Ancient Pumping Machinery Still In Use
‘PM2’ An 1895 Paper Making Machine Installed At Frogmore In 1907
‘PM2’ Ceased Full Time Production In July 2007
It All Looks A Bit Abandoned, But It’s Still In Use
Equipment May Look Rather Antiquated But It’s All In Regular Daily Use
This Is Where We Were Shown How To Make A Sheet Of Paper
Some Tried Their Hand At It
But Not Always Successfully!
Handmade Sheets Are Placed On Hotplate To Dry
After Drying They Are Then Glazed For Permanency
The ‘Blitz & Beyond’ Exhibition
1938 Dennis Ace Fire Engine Has Lived Here All Its Life
Canal Boat Bryan Donkin Takes 30 Minute Round Trips To Lock 67 Of The Grand Union Canal
Restful Gliding Through The Waters Of The River Gade
Back To Where We Started Our Day At Frogmore Paper Mill