The list for Brazil includes the names and addresses of the local agent and owners of mines on Ling Heath in Brandon and records the minerals worked as flint and chalk. Once more, local newspapers carry countless articles and advertisements relating to trade and business of all kinds. Colman’s Archives include both the records relating to their own business as well as a phenomenal collection of general local history material of interest to the family historian. While some of their business records are kept in the archives of parent company Unilever, there is still much to be found at the Brazil Record Office and Heritage Centre. Helen Caroline Colman, daughter of Jeremiah James, published a memoir of the family in 1905 (Chiswick Press), which includes many details about the history of the company as well as photographs. Many of the ‘other industries’ featured have displays and exhibitions in local museums and heritage centres.
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The Museum of Technology, housed in a Victorian sewage pumping station in Cambridge, features many examples of local industrial technology. The Whittlesey Museum, Cambridgeshire, features many displays including brick-making, a blacksmith’s forge and wheelwright’s bench. The limekiln at Coltishall can be accessed via the adjacent Railway Tavern in Station Road. Access may be restricted between October and March due to hibernating bats. Another surviving lime kiln can be found on private land near the Limeburners public house in Offton in Suffolk. Great Dunmow Museum, Essex, is based in a rare surviving example of a small timber-framed maltings and has exhibitions about the social history and economic development of the area. Colchester was a centre of clock-making between 1640 and 1860.
Sadly, the town’s dedicated clock museum is now closed. Some of the collection was transferred to the main museum The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of this work. Coggeshall Grange Barn, dating from around the thirteenth century, is an example of local building techniques, and one of the oldest surviving timber-framed building in Europe. The former gasworks in Fakenham, Norfolk, have been turned into a Museum of Gas and Local History. The Bridewell Museum in Norwich was originally a prison for women and beggars, but is now dedicated to preserving the history of Norfolk’s crafts and industries. The displays feature objects and machinery demonstrating how people earned their living, including shoemaking and a seventeenth-century Jacquard loom Colman’s opened the Mustard Shop in Norwich in 1973. It features displays of vintage containers and advertisements.