US students visit historic paper mill

Students from Michigan University's Department of Packaging visit the Apsley Paper Train
Students from Michigan University's Department of Packaging visit the Apsley Paper Train

A party of 20 third and fourth year students from Michigan University’s Department of Packaging paid their annual visit to Frogmore Mill, at Apsley, at the start of a two­-week tour of English packaging production houses.

During their tour of the birthplace of paper’s industrial revolution, the students were given a lecture by Keith Barnes, chairman of leading UK trade body The Packaging Society, on the challenges of papermaking in different contexts.

Students were shown the historic Fourdrinier machines, now over 100 years old and lovingly cared for by the Apsley Paper Trail charity, which is open for visits from the public on Thursdays and Sundays.