Marketing brochures from Fairey Surveys and Clyde Surveys

The first two brochures are from Derek Minter’s files.  The Fairey Surveys brochure must be dated between 1977 and 1980, with Lawrence Scott as Managing Director after W. P. Smith moved to the Ordnance Survey.  The Clyde brochure has a date of March 1980, after the takeover of Fairey Surveys by Clyde.

Fairey Surveys grey brochure

Clyde Surveys blue brochure

The next brochure is a Profile of Fairey Surveys Limited, dated 1979.  It is a substantial document, with details of all the services offered by FSL, and sample map sheets.  This comes from Lawrence Scott’s files.  It’s a big document, so it may take a few minutes to open – view with Adobe Reader if you are given the option.

Profile of Fairey Surveys Limited – 1979

The following brochures are also from Lawrence Scott’s files, and mostly come from the late 70s, before the Clyde takeover, though the Humber Bridge surveying brochure is dated 1973.

Landsat Products Service brochure

iges brochure

Airborne Heat Loss Surveys brochure

Contour Modelling brochure

Engineering Survey brochure

Humber Bridge Surveying brochure

Urban Control Network Survey brochure

Silver FSL marketing brochure

This is Fairey Surveys brochure

Fairey Stereoviewer brochure

Fairey Plotterscope brochure

Fairey Additive Viewer brochure

Air Surveyor magazines

The Air Surveyor was a quarterly magazine with articles written by staff from all departments and locations from 1957 to 1960, and distributed internally.  Lots of in jokes and clever line drawings – even a crossword.

News Bulletin No 1 – 31st Mar 1957     The title wasn’t fixed, and there was a competition for the name of the new bulletin – prize 200 cigarettes!  None of the suggestions for a title was felt to be entirely suitable (Fairey Tales from Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Fairey Stories from Gillian Waring, F.A.S. Mosaic from Fred Crooks …) so the Managing Director selected the title of “The Air Surveyor”.  The 200 cigarettes were given to Gillian Waring and Fred Crooks, to be shared equally.

Air Surveyor No 2 – 31st Jul 1957

Air Surveyor No 3 – 31st Oct 1957

Air Surveyor No 4 – Christmas 1957

Air Surveyor No 5 – 31st Mar 1958

Air Surveyor No 6 – 30th Jun 1958

Air Surveyor No 7 – September 1958

Air Surveyor No 8 – December 1958

Air Surveyor No 9 – Spring 1959

Air Surveyor No 10 – Autumn 1959

Air Surveyor – Spring 1960    No number on this edition – was this the last?  Let us know if you have any others.

Fairey News / Fairey Review

Fairey News was the newsletter of the Fairey Group, and had items from all the subsidiary companies.  Fairey Review was an earlier incarnation of the same thing, but much bigger and glossier.  We have only one copy of Fairey News, from 1972, and two copies of the Fairey Review, courtesy of Lawrence Scott, from December 1960 and June 1964.

The content covers the very varied and specialised work done by the Fairey Group: beer kegs from Fairey Stainless, power boats from Fairey Marine, air and ground survey work by Fairey Air Surveys for the Maidenhead bypass (first bit of the M4?), nuclear, military and radio telescope work from Fairey Engineering, and much more.

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Fairey News 5 – Spring 1972

Fairey Review Vol5 No5 – June 1964

Fairey Review Vol3 No4 – December 1960

Air Survey Brochure

This is a wonderful marketing brochure in English and Spanish about the preparation and compilation of aerial survey maps, from Tony Furneaux’s files.  It describes the uses and benefits of aerial photography, with some wonderful photographs, including one mosaic of the Rejang River delta in Sarawak, Indonesia.  It has no date, but has the company names of both Air Survey Co Ltd and Aerographic Surveys Ltd, subsidiaries of The Fairey Aviation Company Ltd.

Air Survey brochure compilation

Marketing newsletters

These were the glossy newsletters sent out to customers, potential customers and survey organisations.  Lawrence Scott has contributed a full set of the Fairey Surveys newsletters from January 1969 to January 1980, and two of the Clyde Newsletters which followed on from the Faireys newsletters – and carried on the same numbering.

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Fairey Surveys Newsletter 1 – Jan 1969

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 2 – May 1969

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 3 – Sep 1969

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 4 – Jan 1970

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 5 – Jun 1970

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 6 – Oct 1970

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 7 – Apr 1971

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 8 – Aug 1971

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 9 – Nov 1972

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 10 – May 1973

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 11 – Nov 1973

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 12 – Jun 1974

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 13 – Oct 1974

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 14 – Apr 1975

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 15 – Dec 1975

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 16 – Nov 1976

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 17 – May 1977

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 18 – Jan 1978

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 19 – Jun 1978

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 20 – Dec 1978

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 21 – Jun 1979

Fairey Surveys Newsletter 22 – Jan 1980

Clyde Surveys Newsletter 23 – Jun 1980

Clyde Surveys Newsletter 25 – Dec 1981