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A death

From: Simon Barcham Green <simongreen>
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Remy  Green passed away quietly at home amongst his family and will
be sadly missed by his wife Marion, son Simon, daughter Arafelle and
grand-daughter Jade along with many friends and relatives. A
thanksgiving service was held at St Peter's and St Paul's Church,
East Sutton, Kent on April 27, 2004. Donations to Mote Lodge Sobell
Cheshire Home may be forwarded to A. W. Court, Funeral Directors,
Brackleigh, Headcorn Road, Grafty Green, Maidstone, ME17 2AP, United

Remy was the fifth generation of Greens to run Hayle Mill in
Maidstone. He learned his trade not only at Hayle Mill itself but
also at Papeterie de Lana in Eastern France and in Switzerland. He
became a partner in J Barcham Green and Son in 1932 and was later
Managing Director for many years. During the 1950s he worked closely
with many leading book binders and paper restorers and developed
papers for their particular needs including Dover, Dover Castle and
Cockerell. In 1948 he installed a small and very versatile cylinder
mould machine. This was mainly used to make a variety of filter
papers both for the most demanding analytical laboratory uses and
for industrial materials as varied as sugar, beer and gold! He also
developed two renowned mouldmade artists' papers--Bockingford and J
Green. In 1965 he developed the first Aquapel sized handmade paper
for Dr Sydney ("Sandy") Cockerell. During his time at Hayle Mill he
also succeeded in selling Green's 105 Lens Tissue  to laboratories
and photographers all of the world. This was gradually recognised as
also being eminently suitable as laminating tissue. In 1968 large
quantities of Lens Tissue were shipped to Roger Powell and Peter
Waters in Florence to help in conserving the large numbers of books
damaged in the floods. As a result Greens Lens Tissue was used in
all the great libraries throughout the world and was dominant in
this market until Remy retired from papermaking in 1974.

Papermaking provided an opportunity to travel and meet a wide
variety of people using Hayle Mill's specialists products. Friends
were made throughout Europe, North America and Africa and even in
retirement he could not resist the urge for long oceans voyages,
twice visiting St Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic. He
also travelled to several overseas meetings of the International
Paper Historians and  was a founder committee member of the National
Paper Museum.

Paper was by no means the only interest in Remy Green's life.  He
was a life long field hockey enthusiast, first as a player and then
for many years as an umpire. He was on the Board of Visitors at East
Sutton Park, a secure establishment for young women offenders. He
was Vice-Chairman and later Chairman of Mote House Cheshire Home in
Maidstone. He grew tropical orchids and built up one of the finest
collections of orchid stamps in the world.

Simon Barcham Green

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:69
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 12, 2004
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Received on Tuesday, 20 April, 2004

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