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Did you know that the first paper mill in Britain - Sele Mill near Hertford - was established by John Tate in about 1488? Its paper was used by, among others, the great London printer Wynkyn de Worde, business partner of Caxton . The existence of Tate’s mill is recorded in Henry VII ’s accounts in 1498, and books published in 1494 bearing Tate’s watermark still adorn some lucky shelves. Sadly it seems Tate’s pioneering business died with him in 1507.

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