Paper Trail Visit October 2012

Mon 22nd October 2012 at 12.00 am - 12.00 am

Report on the paper trail visit


Club Visit to Paper Museum


24 members and their partners visited the Papertrail museum near Hemel Hempsted on 1st October. It  is on the site of the Basildon Bond factory and was the world's first mechanised paper making machine.


After an introduction, we were shown a working pilot sized paper machine. It was making speciality papers for artists. We then saw a fullsize machine, not in working order, but which gave a good impression of the paper making process. Lastly, we made paper by hand from paper pulp stock'.