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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Building and Construction


Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • George Keast, builder, Luton: out letter book 1895-1907 (Z835/27)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • RC Williams & Sons, painters and decorators, Bolton: accounts and apprenticeship indentures 1915-75 (Acc No 2069)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • HJ & A Wright, builders, Great Missenden: records incl financial papers and plans c1940-59 (D-X 1846)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Browne Morton Ltd, builders, Chester: records incl staff wages, accounts and register of employees employed on civil defence, 1942 1884-1941 (ZCR 7381)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Samuel Symons Martyn, timber and builders merchants, Wadebridge: records 1832-1910 (AD1853)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Severn-Trent Water Authority, Derbyshire: site photographs and plans, contract plans book (c1900), services book (1961-1965) and photographs of Derwent valley dam constructions 20th cent (D6980, D6981)

Devon Record Office

  • Packer & Son, builders, Exeter: additional and personal papers of the Packer family 1912-1980 (7225)

Dundee City Archives

  • John G Ovenstone, site agent, Charles Gray (builders), Dundee: personal contract histories, photographs 1961-86

East Sussex Record Office

  • Field & Cox, builders and joiners, Hove: records c1926-89 (ACC 10100)

Essex Record Office

  • Henry Everett & Son, builders, Colchester: further records 1924-1948 (D/F 305)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Federation of Master Builders, Gloucester branch: minutes 1954-1989 (D11255)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • AV Francis, builder, Colden Common: letter books 1902-51 (111A03)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • William Beckwith, beer retailer, builder and joiner, Whitwick: accounts 1853-1859 (DE7399)
  • GE Gamble & Sons, builders and funeral directors, Syston: accounts, building plans and associated papers for air raid shelters, Eatough's factory and residence of Sir Lyndsey Everard c1920-1960 (DE7390)
  • Lancaster & Clarke Ltd, builders, Kirby Muxloe: records c1935-1974 (DE7437)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Thames Television Services Ltd: unused footage and material rel to news magazine programmes about London 1978-1989 (B08/208)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Carter & Wilson, consulting engineers, Perth: records 1918-1957 (ACC08/09)

Peterborough Archives Service

  • Burnard Green, civil engineers, London: architect's drawings of Peterborough Town Hall 1929-31 (2008/14)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Alfred J Jones, builder, contractor and wheelwright, Erwood: accounts and letter books 1893-1959 (B/BI/3)

Somerset Record Office

  • Royal Ordnance Factory (Bridgwater): photographs of construction, buildings and equipment 1950-1969 (A\CWN)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • William Rendall, builder and surveyor, Bury St Edmunds: corresp rel to building the maltings at Bury St Edmunds 1882 (HC583)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Building Control Service, London Borough of Tower Hamlets: records 1904-2008 (L/THL/D2)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Colin Outhwaite, civil engineer: photographs of construction projects 1989-1996 (DX1293)
  • RD Rogerson, builder and undertaker, Gateshead: account books, plans, misc material 1922-1977 (DX1298)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • A Hirst & Co, builders and contractors, Honley: ledger 1907-1912 (WYK1490)
  • R Watson & Son Ltd, joiners and contractors, Birstall: financial records, wages books, corresp, drawings and plans 1924-1991 (WYK1476)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Henry Gough & Son Ltd, lawn tennis hard court manufacturers, Wolverhampton: financial records, corresp, building plans, papers 1860-1969


National Monuments Record

  • CJ Wills & Sons, building contractors, London: photographs showing construction of island forts in the Humber estuary 1915-1918 (IFH01)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge: contract and drawings rel to ironwork 1840 (DM2121)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Harold John Boyer Harding, civil engineer: additional maps and plans for engineering projects 20th cent (MS 337)