Book published by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archeaology in 2021, 172 pages. Paperback - c.21cm by 26cm (N8288)
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From the rear side cover: Stamford’s industrial engineering and manufacturing history is usually overlooked. In fact, it is surprisingly varied and, without doubt, important. Stamford-made products were exported across the UK and beyond by firms such as Martin, Blackstone, Kitson, Hayes, Blashfield, Williamson Cliff and Cutting. These companies employed many local people and put the town on the world map. Many other businesses operated on a smaller scale, making products of importance to the local economy. This book covers not only these manufacturing firms but also many other aspects of Stamford’s industrial scene over the past three centuries such as transport, including railways, waterways and roads; wind- and water-milling; malting and brewing; the town’s gas, electricity and water supply, and printing. It also highlights the many local entrepreneurs who were prepared to take risks and market new products.