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All Aboard the MV Cardboard Tube

22/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

In pictures: the MV Cardboard Tube and its intrepid crew on the Cambridge raft race Another feature of the Marple Carnival weekend was the raft race. This has historically taken place at Etherow Country Park with monies raised for charity. Local teams, including one from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and the Marple and […]

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Our Marple Carnival Cardboard Coalition

21/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

In pictures: Ludworth Primary School’s carnival float at Marple Carnival Each year in the middle Saturday of June is the happiest summertime event on our side of the solar system: Marple Carnival. Hundreds of people line Stockport Road, from the locks down to Hibbert Lane. Some follow the carnival’s floats along the full route, prior […]

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Cardboard Homes for Cats?

14/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , ,

Blue Cross’ Estate Agents for Cats, with cardboard homes for sale Many cat owners may agree on one thing: their feline friends love cardboard.  Cardboard boxes test the curiosity of the average cat.  With this in mind, the Blue Cross animal charity went one better in London.  As part of a fundraising initiative, they opened […]

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A Toilet Roll Stick Puppet Theatre

07/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

How to create a toilet roll stick puppet theatre with cardboard About ten minutes walk from our base, we have the Romiley Forum theatre on our doorstep. Opening in the early 1970s as part of a town centre redevelopment scheme, it is managed by NK Theatre Arts. From musicals to musical tribute acts, it has […]

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Things to Do with a Used Pringles Tube

06/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

Alternative uses for a used Pringles tube, once the pop stops This month hasn’t been a good one for the Pringles tube. It has been attacked by The Recycling Association over its materials. The tube has a metal base, plastic cap, metal tear-off lid, and a foil lined cardboard sleeve which makes it a pain […]

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Cardboard Sheets and Landmine Detection

06/06/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Why cardboard sheets, disguised as turtles, are being used to detect landmines Detecting landmines is a dangerous occupation. So much so that robotics and drones need to be deployed for this job. Only one problem with robotics is they are far from discreet, and look conspicuous from a short distance. According to an article in […]

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All Aboard the Cardboard Flight Simulator

26/05/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

The Shamir family’s cardboard flight simulator We at Romiley Board Mill are close to Manchester Airport’s flight path, with all manner of jet and turboprop aircraft enroute to Ringway or further afield. We take the joys of long distance air travel for granted with better deals for a flight to Houston than a train ticket […]

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Cardboard Planks That Look Like Wood

26/05/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

How PESI’s cardboard planks look like wooden planks Summertime is on its way. Usually, it is a chance to get the garden furniture out and entertain your friends. It is a good time for walking along the Peak Forest Canal, which Romiley Board Mill backs onto, or the Roman Lakes. At any point of your […]

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Monami Ohno’s Cardboard Handicrafts

25/05/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

A look at Monami Ohno’s highly detailed cardboard models Meet Monani Ohno. She makes models out of cardboard. Not just any old models using our favoured material. These cardboard handicrafts are highly detailed ones that range from beer cans to the Delorean DMC-12 car from Back to the Future. Anything like the triceratops (the Shutterstock […]

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Infographic: A Look at Postal Tubes

24/04/2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , ,

Why we at Romiley Board Mill think postal tubes are the best thing since… the Royal Mail Since Sir Rowland Hill brought us the Uniform Penny Post in 1840, shipping our worldly goods have increased in complexity. Today’s mail is sorted in vast sorting offices with a network of delivery offices and Post Offices. It […]

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