Mechanised paper making started in the Gade Valley, Hemel Hempstead, in the beginning of the 19th century, and continued through virtually all of the 20th century. There is now a Heritage Site called The Paper Trail at Apsley, which has a 100 year old Fourdrinier paper making machine.
General Sources for Paper Making
Paper Mills and Paper Makers in England 1495-1800
Paper Making in the Gade Valley
Sale of Paper Mill at Kings Langley, 1770 (Nash Mills)
Other Hertfordshire Papermakers
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|July 2010||Page Created|
|November 2012||Sarratt Paper Mill link added|
|August 2014||George Austin link Added|
|May 2015||1770 reference to Nash Mills|