The Local Heritage Fire Service

15 November 2024

The history of the fire service in Britain, from Roman times to the present day. Factual and anecdotal presentation.

Factual and anecdotal presentation by two former paper mill firemen and members of the Frogmore Paper Mill Heritage Fire Brigade. Peter Hailes and Paul Sturman have a knowledge not just of fire, but of the history of the area which will astound you. Paul is a fourth generation fireman once based at Home Park paper mill, which once stood opposite Kings Langley Station.

The ticket price includes a fish and chip supper. Tea and coffee will be served.

The Tudor Room has one flight of stairs and no lift up to it, in this Heritage Building. Apologies if this precludes some attending. This talk is held at The Cottage, Apsley Mills, Stationers Place, HP3 9RL.

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Frogmore Paper Mill

Apsley Paper Trail, Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY
01442 234600

Temporarily Closed

Opening times

The Visitor Centre will be reopening Summer 2024 - Much restoration work is happening behind the scenes as they recover from a devastating fire.
Paper is still in production and available for sale!

Exclusions and safety measures

WE ARE CLOSED FOR TOURS DUE TO A LARGE FIRE AT OUR PREMISES! But we are still offering boat trips, Storyboats and outside events, such as our Street Food Markets and Craft Fairs.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will be back and operational as soon as we possibly can. Please sign up to our Newsletter (bottom of home page), and folow our social media for updates.

Our estimate for reopening with a temporary visitor centre is Spring 2023, while an all new permanent space is constructed.


Please see website for announcements.

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