£1M Lotto Cash Helps Save Mill
11 Oct 2006
A lottery grant of £1million has secured the future of Hemel Hempstead's 200-year-old Frogmore Paper Mill.
Plans are in place to transform the mill into a working museum that will attract more than 50,000 people each year.
The historic site, seen by many as the birthplace of the world's paper industry, contains one of the oldest paper-making machines still in operation.
Lottery players' money will open up the mill to the public, providing facilities for an interactive tour, two fully operational workshop areas, a café and multi-purpose exhibition space.
Two of the site's key buildings, currently inaccessible because they are unsafe, will be restored and brought back into use.
In addition the boat quay and visitor route will be landscaped, the history of the site will be brought to life through a range of interpretation materials and there will be a wide range of activities for both local people and visitors.