In 1967 the late Neville Birch published a brief history of the industries of Stamford, and then, over the following decades, proceeded to research the subject much more thoroughly. Before his death in late 2018 Neville had written a new detailed draft which is now being edited by his SLHA colleagues for publication later this year.
At the Sunday Special at Jews’ Court on 19 January Chris Lester, editor of the book, spoke about the project and highlighted the range of Stamford’s industrial history covered by the book.
It is perhaps surprising that so many industrial concerns were based in the town at one time; it is even more unexpected that several of Stamford’s manufacturing firms gained national standing and influence.
The forthcoming book will deal with all the town's industries, both large and small, and promises to attract a wide and interesting readership.