Doors open at Pen-y-Coe Press in Penicuik

In the mid 1960’s, the Pen-y-Coe Press moved into the town’s for­mer Post Office at No 7 Bridge Street. Aspects of the Edwar­dian Post Office remain, includ­ing devices that allowed the police­man on his night-time beat to check for bur­glars. Vis­i­tors will be able to see the small muse­um gallery, with dis­plays illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of hand-made and machine made paper, an 1872 Josi­ah Wade Arab press and a Hei­del­burg press.

It will be open on Sat­ur­day 12 Sep­tem­ber 10–4, for this year’s Doors Opne Day. There will also be an oppor­tu­ni­ty­to try your hand at mak­ing a sheet of paper (small groups at 11am and2pm).

For more details see the Mid­loth­i­an sec­tion of the Doors Open Day web­site.