The 70’s saw the firm taking on larger commissions such as the 18.25″ newtonian at the Charterhouse Observatory in Somerset. You can see the observatory’s website here.
The economic backdrop of the time was tough, and the country had an energy crisis in 74-75 with 3 day weeks and coal shortages..
At one point a coal lorry shed its load on Farringdon Road, just outside Telescope House. The Telegraph was there to photograph the public spirited Dudley Fuller helping with the clean up operation. In truth he was actually in the process of nicking as much coal as he could fit into the tea chest but somehow he came up smelling of roses..