We're pleased to announce a new project to celebrate the Isle of Thanet’s lost printing industry, after receiving a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £26,600 grant for the Print Works project will enable us to catalogue and digitise archives from Margate firms The Thanet Press and Martell Press, and record the … Continue reading National Lottery Heritage Fund say ‘start the press’!
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
Turning Tide Sci-fi best-seller The Jupiter Effect predicted that a rare syzygy on 10 March 1982, which would see the major planets of our solar system all aligned on the same side of the sun, would unleash earthquakes, tsunamis and mayhem here on Earth due to the increased gravitational pull. On 1 March 1982, the … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1982 by Helen Stone
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