Experimental Power Stations In 1954, the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric, Board, in collaboration with the Scottish Peat Committee, placed an order with John Brown & Company, Clydebank, for a peat-powered gas turbine engine to generate electricity from peat in Caithness. The experimental peat-burning power station was built at Braehour, Altnabreac. Pictorial events of 1954 … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1954 by Joanne B Kaar
An archive is only as good as its interpretation. And the tangled archives that make up StArt The Press are harder to interpret than most. StArt The Press is based on two main archives, with a collection of subsidiary items. The Martell Press archive is from a jobbing commercial printer, that by its peak in … Continue reading An archive is only as good as its interpretation
The Innocent Summer I was only seven when 1962 came around and my response to a piece of J Whatman, Mould Made paper is in the form of an audio track of me reading the story behind a piece of paper from my childhood. Read Clive's story here The Innocent Summer.
Roxanne Jackson Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic J Whatman 1932 handmade laid paper, Seawhite cartridge paper, inkjet prints, perspex, polystyrene, bead head pins Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. She left Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada on May 20th and landed 14 hours and 56 minutes later … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1932 by Roxanne Jackson
Fish Fingers On 26 September 1955 Clarence Birdseye’s most famous invention, the fish finger went on sale in the UK. Clarence Frank Birdseye II was born in Brooklyn in 1886. He was an inventor, entrepreneur, naturalist and considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry. He learnt how to ice fish from … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1955 by Laura Fisher