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Report - Bradfield Water Works - Sheffield- May 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Bigian88, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Bigian88

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    The Visit
    In a rather unassuming building in a rather unassuming village, lies the Bradfield Water Works. The building itself looks a little quaint on the outside but is surprisingly large inside. For a village (or town) that it so small and secluded (it felt like it was literally in the middle of the sticks), it's had its fair share of street artists visit it and cover the walls in some stunning work.


    The History
    The water works was built in 1913 to filter and treat water taken from the Dale Dike (the cause of the 1864 great flood of Sheffield),and Agden reservoirs in the nearby Loxley Valley. The water works was cutting edge technology in it's time and it even had the first telephone to be installed in Bradfield back in 1930 apparently.
    In 1974 the Yorkshire Water Authority took over and then during the Thatcher government some years later, the entire UK water industry was privatised with the Water Act of 1989. The pumping house at Lower Bradfield was abandoned in 1994 when a new pump house and processing plant was built Further down the Loxley valley. According to the locals the building attracts unwanted visitors and is a constant eyesore and a morbid reminder of Lower Bradfields grim past.

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  2. Lancashire lad

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    some great art there wouldn't mind a mooch
     
  3. WinterFell

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    Fantastic shots. Paid a visit last week was well worth the travel only coming from sheffield myself
     
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    Thanks

    We actually ran into another explorer whilst we were in there who was also taking snaps of the artwork :)
     
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    Keep meaning to have a look round here
    you've got some excellent snaps
     
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    That doesnt look like bradfield waterworks youve been round another place wrong thread maybe ?
     
  8. oldskater

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    Edited. wrong location
     
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  9. WinterFell

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    Looks like another place. Not bradfield waterworks differnent place altogether. Make a new thread and put photos in there be much better
     
  10. oldskater

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    will do, as soon as i find the name of the actual building i will add a thread
     
  11. Bigian88

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    Yup, that's not the same place buddy
     
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