One of the remarkable features of the making of this exhibition and web resource is the origin of the collections of architectural drawings supplied by the late Brian Jepson and Bill Haward (see Credits). If the project to refurbish a run-down and dirty old street in Ipswich had just been a matter of a lick of paint and some bunting, why go to the trouble of recording the front elevations of buildings in such detail?
It is clear that the architects under Birkin Haward embraced the project and took the opportunity to make scale drawings of the buildings along Fore Street and we can now admire the Isaac Lord merchant house (still with us), the earlier 'Tudorbethan' Salvation Army Hostel and, most poignantly, the Social Settlement - a casualty of the Fore Street Facelift project in 1961 (read a description in the 1920s).
The Pencil on Tracing Paper Drawings, with captions. Mainly buildings on the south side of the stretch of Fore Street adjacent to the Wet Dock.
Dyeline copies with colour notes (some watercolour).
The Line and Pencil Drawings, with captions. Mainly buildings on the north side of the stretch of Fore Street adjacent to the Wet Dock.