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