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Report - Cannon Brewery, Sheffield (April 2016)

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by YorkshireLuchador, May 18, 2016.

  1. YorkshireLuchador

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    This was the first explore I have ever done so go easy on me! I know people have seen this brewery posted a lot so I hope you're not too sick of seeing reports on this place. I visited with 3 friends, @Roofus @Doshix and 1 non member, @Roofus has explored this place many times so he was our guide. Absolutely loved this place and I was impressed with the graffiti in there, some really talented work. Not being from Sheffield I am not familiar with the guys who did the work here but I look forward to seeing more. Signs of drug use in there, the first room we entered it looked as though someone had swept up loads of needles in to one pile so that was a grim start. After the visit a friend of mine told me that he actually fitted some new brewing vessels in the now giant holes back in the 80s.

    History (extracts from Wikipedia)
    Situated in Neepsend, Shepherd, Green & Hatfield were the first to brew at the site in 1838 at what was then a respectable residential district. By 1895 the brewery was equipped with "an expensive plant...excellent stores and cellars, spacious covered and open yards, offices, stabling & workshops." The marketing and sales offices on the brewery site were completed in 1958. A new £500,000 five storey brewhouse was operational by 1962, and was one of the most up to date in the country. An on-site public house was opened in the basement of the brewery in 1964, initially named The Underground, but later renamed The Pig and Whistle; it was used by brewery workers and visitors. Stones Bitter was brewed at the Cannon Brewery from 1948 and was popular with Sheffield's steel workers, at it's peak the brewery produced 50,000 hectolitres of cask conditioned Stones each year. The beer's popularity reached its apex in 1992 when it was the country's highest selling bitter, selling over a million barrels. The beer has been lauded in certain quarters as "one of Sheffield's most famous exports". After the Cannon's closure production was continued elsewhere. The office building was sold off in 1985. In 1992 a visitor's centre building was opened. In 1995 the brewery was used as a shooting location for the film When Saturday Comes. The office building is occupied by an accountancy firm, however the remainder of the site is currently unoccupied and derelict.


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  2. BrainL

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    Some of the best shots Ive seen from this place!!
     
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    Some banging graf in there !
     
  4. YorkshireLuchador

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    Hey man thanks a lot!

    Really is some amazing stuff, I was proper impressed
     
  5. Roofus

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    Some stunners there dude. Specially as it was your first explore too ;) Glad you enjoyed it

    Roofus
     
  6. Mitch Davy

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    Went to check this place out today, couldn't find any entry point as all windows have been boarded up :(
    So gutted I couldn't explore, looks amazing! Been wanting to check this place out for a while...
     
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    Surprised this place is still standing, good effort all the same
     
  8. MadBeetle

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    Awesome photos! God knows why I've never been here during the day!
     
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