Mr Monkey scampered down to the Pencil Museum, which is just next to the pencil factory. He learned about the history of graphite pencils, looked at some old pencil sorting machinery, and examined pencils with secret maps and hidden compasses issued to aircrew in the war. Then he went to the shop and let Miss Carol buy him some pencils.
For information about the museum, and about graphite, visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum website.
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