Frogmore Mill (The Paper Trail) and Sunday Lunch

The dominant industry in Watford and the Gade Valley has traditionally been printing.

Frogmore Mill (http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk) is the world's oldest mechanised paper mill and is where paper's industrial revolution was launched 200 years ago. The mill and visitor's centre are open to visit and tour and are hosting their Autumn Fayre on the day we're visiting. There will be a small entrance fee (the Fayre is £1, entry to the mill is usually £6.50).

After our visit we'll walk down the canal a short distance and enjoy Sunday Lunch by the canalside at The Papermill, Apsley (http://papermillapsley.co.uk).

Access is easy - pay and display parking is available near Frogmore Mill (on Durrants Hill Road) or Apsley Station (10 mins walk from Frogmore Mill) is served by an hourly service on a Sunday to/from Watford Junction and London Euston.

Meeting location: 1115 outside Frogmore Mill on Fourdrinier Way.

We are booked for Sunday Lunch at for 13:30. Having discussed with the pub, they are happy for us to order on the day so there will be no need to pre-order.

The number of spaces available will be fixed based on those who have signed up by 21st September. After that, a waiting list will operate and spaces will only become available if someone else pulls out.

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  • Hugh

    An interesting view into local history of paper making and a lovely meal too ! Many thanks to Antony for organising and hosting :)

    September 30, 2013

  • Terry

    Very interesting aspect of industrial history

    September 30, 2013

  • Adviye H

    I had a really good afternoon..I would like to say thank you to Antonio and everybody for that nice event. Looking forward to next meetups. .:-)

    September 29, 2013

  • Terry

    An enjoyable day, so pleased we went on the craft fayre as there was so much more on offer.

    September 29, 2013

  • Julia

    Great choice of activity for a Sunday. Thanks for organising. Hope to meet up with you guys again soon.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed today so relaxing.....good company, the food was lovely and enjoyed looking around the mill. Agree with Jason the guy was a little scary but gave us a little chuckle! Thanks for organising Antony.....good first meetup for me with yr group.....everyone was very friendly and made me feel welcome. x

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Jack B.

    Great event will look to see you all soon thank you Antony for a good day out

    September 29, 2013

  • Adviye H

    Hi Antonio. .I'll be there around 12.00. Is that ok? I ll be driving. I hope parking is available there.

    September 29, 2013

    • Antony S.

      Adviye - That's fine but I'm not sure how easy it will be for you to find us within Frogmore Mill. Text/call me when you get there and I'll try to guide you to where we are. Details of parking are within the main event info - parking is "offsite".

      September 29, 2013

  • Antony S.

    A few new details added to be event info...

    1. Pub lunch booked for 13:30.

    2. RSVPs will close one week before as the pub have requested confirmation of numbers that far ahead.

    3. The pub have asked if we could pre-order food to help both them and us...we'll circulate info nearer the time.

    August 29, 2013

    • Sarah

      Do we still need to do this?

      September 28, 2013

    • Antony S.

      Let me guess...you're using the iPhone app? For some unknown reason my above post of Aug 29 seems have risen to the top of the comments list on the iPhone app which is somewhat misleading. See update below that there is no longer a need to pre-order - just turn up and decide on the day.

      September 28, 2013

  • Lttp

    I'm sorry - I can't attend this now - I hope the person on the wait list will now be able to join in :-)

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Antony S.

    Folks, I've simplified the meeting location and made a slight tweak to the time - instead of having two meeting locations (the station and the mill), we'll just meet outside the mill at 1115 to avoid any confusion. That will give any one one the hourly train service from Watford Junction to stroll up from the train which gets into Apsley just before 1100. Any problems on the day, call or text me on[masked]

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a newbie to this group so this will be my first meet up with this group.....looking forward to it!

    August 25, 2013

    • Jack B.

      Same a newbie and also looking forward to the event

      1 · September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm a newbie too and looking forward to it

      1 · September 19, 2013

  • Baz Spurs P.

    Can someone inform me the nearest station or buses

    September 19, 2013

    • Sarah

      Apsley station is pretty much opposite. Trains from Watford.

      September 19, 2013

  • Antony S.

    Hi folks. Quick update. The pub are no longer asking us to order in advance...which is a relief. So we just turn up and order on the day. Nonetheless, numbers will still be fixed a week ahead of time (21st) so any new/changed RSVPs need to be through by then. Thanks...

    September 15, 2013

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