Much of the contents are around a refit of the kitchens, and there are many advertising materials for kitchen equipment.We especially liked the beautiful engineering drawing of a food processor, and the company advertising meat processing equipment during WW1 on the basis that "even women can use it".
This "key plan" indicates coverage of the Goad 1888 series of fire insurance maps of Northampton that were originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks.
The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as construction materials (and thus risk of burning) and special fire hazards (chemicals, kilns, ovens) were documented in order to estimate premiums.
Names of individual businesses, property lines, and addresses were also often recorded.
Together these maps provide a rich historical shapshot of the commercial activity and urban landscape of towns and cities at the time. These plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 0 (1 inch to 40 feet), as well as many foreign towns at 0 (1 inch to 50 feet).
The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the London-based firm Charles E.
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On Wednesday 28th September, members of the team will be at Corby Library with examples of old photos,maps and documents from the Archives' collections.
With images of the steel works, local streets, shops and more, we are sure that they'll bring back memories and spark conversations.
Pop in and see us on Wednesday if you can, between 10am and 4pm.