Autumn Fair at The Paper trail, Frogmore

PUBLISHED: 08:33 19 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 20 February 2013

The Paper Trail is holding an Autumn Fayre on Sunday 26th September, at its Frogmore Paper Mill & Visitor Centre, in Apsley

The Paper Trail is holding an Autumn Fayre on Sunday 26th September, open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, at its Frogmore Paper Mill & Visitor Centre, in Apsley. What better way to spend a Sunday, than wandering around a Fayre filled with a variety of craft and other items, alongside the River Gade. Get some early Christmassy ideas and brighten up an autumnal day!

A variety of ideas and items will be on sale, including: Collectables, which will include silverware, jewellery, glassware, books and games; and Craft Stalls, including cards, jewellery, quilting, photography, and preserves. There will also be a Craft Demonstration area, which will include amongst other things hand papermaking.

Visitors will also be able to have boat trips along the River Gade, take tours of Frogmore Paper Mill, as well as see the historic 1938 Dennis Fire Engine. As far as refreshments are concerned, there will be a barbecue, while the cafe will be serving light refreshments including tea and cakes.

Entrance to the Autumn Fayre is 1 for adults and 50p for children (extra charge for the optional mill tours and boat trips). So dont miss out, why not come along, browse and join in the fun, as well as supporting The Paper Trail, your local heritage charity.

Parking is in the public pay & display car park in Durrants Hill Road (only a 2 minute walk from Frogmore Mills main entrance).


Thanks to a 1 million grant awarded to The Paper Trail from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2007, the organisation is in the process of creating a world class, multi-activity destination at the historic Frogmore Paper Mill toentertain and inspire 50,000 visitors a year. The whole development will be a phased process over three years.By 2010 The Paper Trail experience will also include:

  • An interactive industrial heritage, science and exploration centre linking papers past, present and future, highlighting innovation, enterprise, social developments and sustainability.

  • Increased education and training services into expanded facilities to include research and development into sustainable technologies and life-styles

  • A complete Recycle for Learning brand including a consumer guarantee mark on retail paper products

  • Further development of Frogmore Mill to include live/work units and arts centre

Apsley Paper Trail is a registered charitable trust dedicated to conserving, restoring and providing an active future for the two historic sites at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, that started papers industrial revolution. The two sites consist of Frogmore Mill home to the first commercial Fourdrinier paper machine (1803), and Apsley Mills originally owned by John Dickinson. The vision for The Paper Trail project is to retain the working paper mill at Frogmore as an educational as well as fun experience for now and future generations. The project brings together the past of an industry that helped shape the modern world, allows visitors to experience the present of commercial recycled papermaking, and learn about the future of one of the worlds few inherently sustainable industries paper.

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