Help Save Frogmore Paper Mill
Since the devastating fire in January we've been overwhelmed by your response. Thank you to everyone who has offered to support us so far. Until now we have been focussed on salvage and we are pleased to report that the first items rescued on the night of the fire have been restored and we're looking forward to welcoming them back to Frogmore soon.
The next phase of our recovery is to re-open as soon as possible. With every day that we remain closed we lose a huge amount of revenue and our future is in jeopardy. To do this, we need to create a new temporary exhibition space and visitor centre. This will let us get back to doing what we do best, inspiring and educating our community all about paper, sustainability and the unique place Frogmore has in world history!
Donate today and help us achieve these goals by supporting our recovery plans. Be a part of our story!
Elena Lewendon, CEO
Frogmore Paper Mill is operated by the Apsley Paper Trail, a charitable trust, founded to conserve the unique industrial heritage of this site in Hemel Hempstead. In 1803 Frogmore Paper Mill was the place selected by Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier for the trials of their newly patented paper machine. Thus began the paper’s industrial revolution leading to the cheap, plentiful paper products that we use every day. Frogmore is still a working paper mill but, as operated by the charity, it is also a visitor and education centre, with strong local links. The extraordinary heritage of the Gade Valley paper mills, is locally, nationally and internationally relevant. The Trust is entirely self-financing and not-for-profit, with all proceeds from its activities being re-invested in the repair, maintenance and development of the mill and its historic equipment.