Apsley Paper Trail Publications

Paper History Booklets

Apsley Paper Trail Publications
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Author, Michael Stanyon, who formed and developed the archive at Frogmore Paper Mill, has written numerous learned articles and theses on the history of paper in the Gade Valley. The latest 2 publications have been produced by Mike with all proceeds going to the fire recovery fund.

Following the Paper Trail: in Hertfordshire's Gade Valley - Michael Stanyon isbn 9781909851061 £3.

This publication aims to correctly record Apsley and the Mills of The Gade Valley, as a crucible for change. The birthplace in paper's industrial revolution at Frogmore in 1803 and the subsequent innovations of John Dickinson, taking place in the mills of The Gade Valley deserve recognition internationally, Fully illustrated.

From Domesday to Today: the life of a Hertfordshire Paper Mill - Michael Stanyon isbn 9781909851061 £3

Hamper Mill on the River Colne is special amongst the majority of paper mills as the structure of the mill has remained intact, as a living community. Research for this publication was carried out over a period of ten years with the kind assistance of Gloria Thompson and Virginia Silvester. Illustrated.

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The Apsley Paper Trail

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!


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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.

The Apsley Paper Trail is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1079008​. Company no1079008.

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