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We are delighted to announce that our 28th Annual conference will be held in Gloucester. The conference starts on the Friday afternoon with a visit to Sundeala Paper Mill which makes specialist board products from recycled paper. On the Saturday we have a guided visit to the extensive 15th century library of Gloucester Cathedral, the afternoon is free to explore Gloucester or nearby Cheltenham. On the Sunday morning of the conference we will have a selection of presentations including papers from Jean Stirk and Peter Bower.

Call for Papers
We are looking for further contributions to the programme, reflecting on any subject relating to paper and papermaking, please contact or

The conference venue will be the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel. A Georgian country house hotel situated in 12 acres of parkland close to the M5 between Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Conference Rates To include: Registration, 2 receptions, 2 buffet lunches and 2 dinners (buffet and annual dinner), accommodation, breakfasts, and visits

    Single - £250
    Double/twin - £420
    One day registration (any meals in addition) - £70
    Three day registration (any meals in addition) - £99
    Minimal cancellation charges may apply at short notice.

Booking Form - printable or pay online.

Previous Conferences

23-25 September 2016: Harrogate
Visits to Harewood House and Pool Paper Mills, Otley.

2-4 October 2015: Winchester
Visits to the De La Rue Security Paper Mill and the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery.

20-22 September 2013: Stratford-upon-Avon
Visits to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the RSC Theatre.

21-23 September 2012: Edinburgh
Visits to Tullis Russell Paper Mill, and National Gallery of Scotland Conservation Studio.

23-25 September 2011: Canterbury
Visits to Chartham Paper Mill and Canterbury Cathedral Library

24-26 September 2010: Kendal Cumbria
Visits to James Croppers Burnside Mills and Doves Cottage the Wordsworth Trust

25-27 September 2009: Bath
Visits to Kappa Smurfitt Mill at Yate and SS Great Britain

24-26 September 2008: The Hague, Netherlands
Visits to Royal Library, Arnhem Museum, Martin Orgis Paper Mill and Middelste Paper Mill

22-24 June 2007: Chester Race Course, Chester
Visits to Chester County Archives, SCA Hygiene Products Oakenholt Mill and Grosvenor Museum, Chester

27-29 September 2006, Saint Omer, France
Visits to 'Maison a Papier' Museum and Cascades Blendeques Mill

24-26 June 2005, Royal Agricultural College, Chichester
Visits to Postlip Paper Mills, Winchcombe and Whittington Press, Lower Marston

2-4 July 2004, York
Visits to York Minster Library and Rigid Paper Mill

11-13 July 2003, University of Wales, Swansea
Visits to Georgia Pacific Bridgend Paper Mill and Thomas Jones Exhibition, Cardiff

5-7 July 2002, Ittre, Belgium
Visits to National Bank of Belgium in Brussels, Herisem Paper Mill at Alsemberg and Virginal Paper Mill

21-23 September 2001, Imperial College, Withersdane Hall, Wye, Kent
Visits to Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Maidstone Museum, Snodland Paper Mill, Mould-Makers Workshop

1-3 September 2000 : Collingwood College, University of Durham
Visits to Durham University Library, Vindolanda Trust (Hadrians Wall), Fourstones Paper Mill

10-12 September 1999 : Bath University, Bath
Visits to Industrial Heritage Centre, Bath, Wells Cathedral Archives, Wookey Hole Paper Mill, St Cuthberts Paper Mill

3-5 July 1998 : Weston Building, Manchester Conference Centre
Visits to Robert Fletchers Greenfield Mill, National Paper Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery Conservation Department

4-6 July 1997 : Christs College, Cambridge
Visits to Fitzwilliam Museum Conservation Department and Pepys Library, Magdalene College

5-7 July 1996 : Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Visits to Dalmore Paper Mill, Pencuik and Smith Anderson Mill, Leslie

15-16 Sep 1995 : Imperial College, London
Visit to Victoria & Albert Musem Conservation Department

23-25 Sep 1994: Hope Hall, Exeter University
Visits to Stowford Mill, Ivybridge and Exeter Cathedral Archives

17-19 September 1993 : St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
Visits to Wolvercote Paper Mill, Bodleian Library Conservation Department and Oxford University Press

17-19 July 1992 : University of Kent, Canterbury
Visits to Chartham Paper Mill and Canterbury Cathedral Archives

27-29 September 1991 : Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside, Cumbria
Visits to James Cropper's Burnside Mill, The Armitt Collection and Heron Mill, Milnthorpe

28-30 September 1990 : Wookey Hole, Somerset
Visits to Wookey Hole Mill and St. Cuthberts Mill, Wookey

7 October 1989 : Museum of Science & Technology, Manchester.
Visit to the National Paper Museum

Meetings Programme

Spring Meeting 2017

Wednesday 1st March 201, 11am to 5pm

The Passmore Edwards Room St.Bride Foundation, London EC4Y 8EQ.

We are happy to say that yet again our members have produced a full day's programme for you with talks on a wide variety of paper-related subjects. This year we are once more holding our meeting mid-week and starting mid-morning with coffee and biscuits. As usual delegates should make their own arrangements for lunch but we shall be providing a glass of wine and nibbles towards the end of the day.


  • 11.00 am Assemble - Coffee and biscuits
  • 11.30 am "The World will Give me Credit for being Resolute" A letter from William Light to George Jones RA regarding the founding of the city of Adelaide in 1836 - Peter Bower
  • 12.15 pm "The Cropper Foundation" - preserving, promoting and celebrating paper in a digital age. - Mark Cropper
  • 13.00 pm Lunch
  • 14.00 pm "Card and its Like - and the lid is extra!" - Moira Buick
  • 14.45 pm "Techniques of Japanese Decorative Paper" - Elaine Cooper
  • 15.30 pm "10 Years at Dartford Paper Mill" - Colin Harris
  • 16.00 pm "Those Bothersome Balston´s" - Steve Hill

The St Bride Foundation (Institute) is on Bride Lane, near Ludgate Circus, between Fleet Street and New Bridge Street.

The nearest tube stations are: Blackfriars, St Pauls, Farringdon and Chancery Lane. More details may be found at: St Bride Foundation

There is an administration charge for the day of £18 to members of BAPH, £25 to non-members and BAPH joint members. The wine is included.

To avoid collecting money on the day would you please send your cheque, payable to BAPH, before the meeting to: Rod Morley, 5 Dark Hill, Faversham, Kent ME13 7SP

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