At one time the Isle of Thanet had numerous print works. For the past 3 years we have been mapping them to see just how many there were. So far we have over 60 names dating from the late 19th Century to the present day. Do you know of any others? Do please get in … Continue reading A-Z of the Thanet Print Industry
Over the past two months we have been working away developing and writing an application for Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF). Today we pressed the submit button and sent our application for consideration. The project we hope to do will be called Print Works and will enable us to save and conserve two archives; The Thanet … Continue reading Print Works – Wish us luck
Diva Moth The paper I have worked with is a grey Two Rivers paper from 2002. Whilst working with the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on a project ‘upcycling’ I was using the Opera scores which had pages missing or were otherwise damaged. One score was Il Trovatore by Verdi. The copy was a … Continue reading Paper Trail: 2002 by Tracey Bush
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