The archive of Abbot and Co, stained glass manufacturers of Lancaster
The Friends contributed £500 towards the Heritage Lottery funded purchase of this important archive in September 1996. Abbots designed and made stained glass windows and other glass features for many churches, public buildings, commercial premises and private houses.
The archive is not complete but includes a wide range of records - day books, workmen's time books, order books and other financial records, correspondence and several boxes of designs. There are also cartoons – preparatory drawings for the windows, often drawn at the actual size. These are wonderful but present a huge conservation and storage challenge. The archive has not yet been catalogued, but if you are interested in finding out more about it please contact Lancashire Archives.