THE PEN-Y-COE PRESS

AND OLD POST OFFICE (GPO)

IN BRIDGE STREET IN PENICUIK TOWN CENTRE

-NOW A COMMUNITY BUSINESS!

Penicuik Community Development Trust took on the premises from Ian & Pat Wallace on 18 March 2013

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!   NOW RESTOCKING!   WE NEVER CLOSED!

10AM TILL 4PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY

ALL THE PEN-Y-COE PRESS SPECIALITIES

ON-SITE COPYING SERVICES

DAILY AGENT FOR

400g ORGANIC LOAVES £1:  SPICE BUNS £1.60 for 4

& Giles Henry’s Organic Eggs £1.50 ½doz

FULLER BREADSHARE RANGE IS AT THE VH WEEKLY MARKET

Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Picture Framing serviceOrdnance Survey maps at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Original Heidelberg at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Ecoleaf Jumbo Kitchen Rolls and Toilet Tissue at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

ecoleaf toilet tissue 4 pack  £1.20

ecoleaf jumbo kitchen roll £1.20

Stationery at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop Greaseproof Paper, Firelighters at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Cake Decorations, Wedding things at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopGreetings Cards at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Artists Materials at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopCopying and Duplicating Inks at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Penicuik Postcards at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopPenicuik Lost Garden at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Sharpies at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopBlu-tack, Sellotape, Pritt at at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Student pads and notebooks at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopPaper supplies at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Autograph Books at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopRetro labels at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Party stationery, sticks and candles at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopArtist paint, brushes and paper at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Writing paper and envelopes at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopBunting at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopColoured papers at at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Toys and amusements at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopTapes and velcro at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community ShopColoured card at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Typesetting at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

Open daily at Pen-Y-Coe Press Community Shop

FIFTY YEARS AGO

FIFTY YEARS AGO THE PRESS WAS PENICUIK’S POST OFFICE

Here, around 1960, the tea lady and cleaner Mrs Finlayson and postie Eric Cobley are photographed by telegraph boy Jimmy Baird.  In charge in those days was formidable postmistress Miss Gertie Dunbar, who lodged in Rachel Cottage, West Street and later moved to a flat in John Street.

After the Post Office itself moved to John Street, these premises in Bridge Street were taken by Penycoe Press, who printed the free local Town Crier from 1965 onwards.

TAKING ON THE PRESS

THE PEN-Y-COE PRESS

AND OLD POST OFFICE (GPO)

IN BRIDGE STREET IN PENICUIK TOWN CENTRE

 

IN ITS OPEN HOUSE DISPLAY AT THE START OF 2012

PENICUIK TOWN CENTRE: MAKING IT BETTER Saturday Open House Town Hall, 7 Jan 2012

 THE TRUST DECLARED IT MIGHT BE PREPARED TO INTERVENE IN THE MARKET TO SAFEGUARD THE QUALITY AND CONTINUITY OF PENICUIK TOWN CENTRE.

IN MARCH AND APRIL 2012 IN A NEW DISPLAY THE TRUST ANNOUNCED:

 NOW WITH YOUR HELP, WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY!

Pen y Coe Press in Bridge Street Penicuik 2012

LAST YEAR

 WE EXPLORED THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING ON THE PEN-Y-COE PRESS WITH ALL ITS GROUND FLOOR PREMISES IN BRIDGE STREET.  IT WAS ONCE PENICUIK’S POST OFFICE AND HAS MANY REMINDERS OF THOSE DAYS.

THIS YEAR WE DID IT. 

WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN USE THESE BUILDINGS TO

 

1.  Make a permanent centre for the Trust’s many heritage displays

2.  Explore chance to make it a local heritage hub with bookshop/café   

3.  Continue and enhance the existing stationery and artists shop

4.  Continue the existing capacity to print on heritage equipment

5.  Develop special quality Scottish and UK Paper Trade supplies

6. Locate market stall and depot for produce of Penicuik Lost Garden

7.   Act as depot for other local, organic & fair-trade food supplies

8.   Celebrate history of the post office at the heart of Penicuik life

9.   Provide a centre for paper workshops and school heritage visits

10.          And a focal point for the Trust’s online information & marketing

 

THERE MAY BE OTHER OPTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES - YOUR IDEAS AND SUPPORT ARE IMPORTANT –SO CALL OR VISIT US AT THE SHOP,

 AT THE TRUST’S SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY CINEMA, OR AT THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK VISITS AND WORKDAYS

The ideas above were included in an exhibition of Penicuik Community Development Trust

31 March 2012 and throughout April

Penicuik Trust Open House in Penicuik Town Hall

 

The Pen-y-coe Press

Penicuik Community Development Trust managing committee gave qualified backing to the Trustee proposals on 11 April 2012.

Following the further support at the Trust’s AGM, steps were taken to acquire the premises and equipment of the Pen-y-coe Press and old post office on behalf of the Trust as a going concern.

 

At the same time nearly 100 Glasgow architecture students co-operated with the Trust in preparing their own project of press, paper and book-related ideas for Penicuik Town Centre which they showed us in summer 2012: SEE THEIR IDEAS HERE

 

The Trust took on the premises and business of Pen-y-coe Press from the previous owners, the Wallace family, when the sale was completed on 18 March 2013.  We wish Pat and Ian a happy retirement and we will carry forward their much-loved local enterprise into the future.

Handover at the Pen y Coe Press 2013 Mar 18th

Pat and Ian Wallace with Trust convener Roger Kelly flanked by Trust secretary Roger Hipkin and Ulla Hipkin -both vital in making Trust occupancy possible

Pat and Ian Wallace 2013 Mar 18th  Original Heidelberg at Pen y Coe Press 2013 Mar 18th

 

The Trust has been running the Pen-y-coe Press shop and reprographic business since the takeover without break, and has been restocking ever since –acting also as Penicuik depot for produce from Breadshare Community Bakery and The Lost Garden of Penicuik. You can contact the Trust volunteers at the Press by telephone on 01968 673767 during working hours. Drop by and see what we have to offer!

 

Find out more about Penicuik Trust projects at the Saturday Open House in Penicuik Town Hall, at the Sunday Cinema, at Penycoe Press or at The Lost Garden. There are on-the-spot exhibitions, on-the-spot hands-on crafts sessions for kids and adults, onsite visits and more…

Penicuik Community Development Trust is responsible for the Lost Garden of Penicuik (incorporating Penicuik’s Food Project), Penicuik Open House,  Penicuik Cinema , the Bankmill Project and now The Pen-y-coe Press and Old Post Office. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number 380626 and OSCR charity number SCO37990 and Trustee Directors Roger Kelly (chair), Roger Hipkin (secretary 20A John St. Penicuik EH26 8AB), Jane MacKintosh (treasurer), Dave Stokes, Mose Hutchinson and Penny Wooding, forming part of a Managing committee with Anne-Ruth Strauss, Bill Fearnley, Caroline Maciver, Chantal Geoghegan, Chris Langdale, Daniel Baigrie, Doreen Gillon, Jane Kelly, Katie Sydes, Lynn Niven, Marianne Cortes, Marjorie Bisset, Mitch Lewis, Peter Coutts, Simon Duffy, Simon Fraser, Ulla Hipkin, elected annually at the Trust's AGM and Florance Kennedy co-opted subsequently.   Paid-up Membership of over 200;  Patrons: Ian Macdougall, Gerda Stevenson, Colonel Edward Cowan.  Trust official Website http://www.penicuiktrust.org.uk . The Trust is a Member of Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) takes part in Doors Open Day, and works with Penicuik Community Council, Penicuik High School, Beeslack High School, Midlothian Council, Midlothian Voluntary Action, the Midlothian Growing Ideas Partnership (including Midlothian Garden Services, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust, and other garden and food projects in Midlothian associated with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens), and the Mapa Scotland restoration of the Great Polish Map of Scotland at Eddleston, and supported the papemaking tercentenary led by Penicuik Historical Society.  There are personal and mutually supportive links with Penicuik Community, Sport & Leisure Foundation, Penicuik Community Arts Association, the Penicuik House Project, the Scottish Civic Trust and the Saltire Society, with community groups and trusts in Aberfeldy, Broughty Ferry, Gorebridge and Moffat, with Penicuik’s twin town at L’Isle-sur-la Sorgue , Vaucluse, Provence, with Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec and with the Papeterie St-Armand in Montreal.  The Trust can be contacted during working hours through the volunteer team at Pen y Coe Press 01968 673767, or through the chair 01968 677854 or secretary 01968 672706

We need your help.  Working together we can all do much more for the people and places we love

 

 

Cary Grant in North by Northwest -Penicuik Cinema 2013 Feb 17 Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina -Penicuik Cinema 2013 Mar 10th Jamie Bell in Tintin -Penicuik Cinema 2012 Apr 1st

TRUST’S FULL BIG-SCREEN PENICUIK CINEMA PROGRAMME TO JUNE 2013

Emile Hirsch in Into The Wild -Penicuik Cinema 2012 Jun 17th Jamie Bell in Hallam Foe -Penicuik Cinema 2008 Feb 24th Sixto Rodriguez in Searching for Sugar Man -Penicuik Cinema 2013 Mar 17th Cinema Paradiso -Penicuik Cinema 2009 May 31st

 

 

PEN-Y-COE PRESS AND PENICUIK CINEMA IN 1965 – A SNAPSHOT IN TIME

 

 

THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

PENICUIK COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT RESTORING THE GREAT WALLED GARDEN

 

 

 

Some of Penicuik Trust’s 150 exhibitions in Penicuik Town Hall

  A full set of Trust CINEMA posters from 2007 onwards was shown in the Town Hall in 2012

 

Some Penicuik events upcoming , earlier , in 2011

And some back in 2010, in 2009, in 2008, in 2007, in 2006, in 2005, in 2004, in 2003, in 2002, in 2001 and earlier still