National Lottery Heritage Fund say ‘start the press’!

  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’!

Paper Trail: 1954 by Joanne B Kaar

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

Paper Trail: 1932 by Roxanne Jackson

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