Seen in our scout hut – when sharpening the pencils there with the Rolls Royce of pencil sharpeners: old Noris school pencils, with several attributes that the new Noris school pencils don’t have any more:
- the label, including the fonts used, has changed quite a bit
- the factory in Pontyclun, where these pencils were made, does not exist any more
- the new version is made with upcycled wood
It was nice to come across these in the wild. If you like to see more Noris pencils in the wild have a look the the Noris in the wild page.
PS: It was a surprise to also find the UK’s official ballot pencil, used in election, in the scout hut’s collection of pencils. It’s not the first time I came across unexpected pencils in a scout hut.