This information pack contains a lot of Halcrow information sheets with technical data of equipment and aircraft, along with brief details of past clients and surveys completed. It was provided by Ken Fostekew, and dates from about 1989.
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.
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.
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.
A four page reprint from the February 1947 edition of the magazine Air Transport, at the time of a World Air Survey Conference.
Brochure describing the uses and benefits of the 3D models produced by Fairey Surveys.
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.
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.
The photos don’t always come out very well online. If you select the ‘Download’ icon from the top right hand corner of the picture, then click to open the file with Adobe Reader, the photos are much clearer.