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Stamford businesses urged to get on new map of town

By Mercury reporter

An illustrator has started work on a new version of her Stamford Map and is urging businesses to send photos to be included.

Katie Cardew has already put a shout out on social media for businesses to put themselves forward for the map - and also members of the public with interesting facts and ideas.

Katie Cardew working on the Stamford map (6905019)
Katie Cardew working on the Stamford map (6905019)

Katie, who’s studio is in King’s Cliffe, did a similar appeal last Summer for a Rutland Map and was inundated with suggestions.

Already she has been sketching renowned Stamford businesses, including Nelson’s Butchers on the corner of Ironmonger Street and Harrison and Dunn.

Emma Marsh, who works with Katie said: “We’d love local businesses, especially independent shops and companies to send us a photo of their building so that we can include as many as possible in the final map.

“We’re also looking for great facts that we can include - things like historic happenings, famous people who’ve visited/lived in Stamford, unusual animals like the Rutland panther, and much loved local characters from the past and present.”

Emma said Katie would choose which would make the final cut.

But she added: “The idea is to really champion Stamford’s brilliant independent businesses and get behind the whole Shop Stamford movement.”

The original Stamford Map is one of Katie’s best selling prints so it is hoped the new version will do just as well, when it is launched in the Summer.

People have until next Friday, February 8, to put in their submissions. E-mail: info@kcillustrations.co.uk or visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/katiecardewillustrations/

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