On our road trip (up through England and into Scotland), we stopped off at the Cumberland Pencil Museum where they make Derwent pencils. I had a great time! I learnt how pencils are made and the history of them. Unfortunately, I lost the photos I took of the world’s longest coloured pencil but the photos I do have are in their own set on my flickr page.
Above is Paul at the pencil museum!
(Above) A poster at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, about pencils with hidden maps of escape routes from Germany and a compass, for UK soldiers.
(Above) Info about graphite.
Excitement at the pencil museum