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Report - Cannon Brewery Sheffield - May 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by MadBeetle, May 17, 2015.

  1. MadBeetle

    MadBeetle 28DL Full Member
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    Visted this site a few times before, usually taking photos of mine and my friend's cars in the location area. It's pretty seedy, especially on a night with the amount of local prostitutes roaming around. One got picked up right next to us for a good seeing to just as we arrived.

    Hopefully this will give a slightly different view to the norm due to it being a night exploration, makes it look far more sinister by torchlight. I apologise for the lack of shots above ground. There was a pair of sleeping bag, frying pan and some unopened tinnies lying in one of the rooms, so didn't want to disturb anyone that might come back for the night.

    We visited two nights continuously as I didn't have the camera with me the first time as it was just a spur of the moment explore while passing. The clutch cable went on my car while driving there so ended up staying very late under the car fixing it just outside! The second night was much more successful and we were far more relaxed there to spend some time photographing the place. Until a fox ran past just a few feet away and scared us all senseless!

    Brief history:
    The Cannon Brewery, previously the Neepsend Brewery, was leased by William Stones in 1868 when it received its name change. William continued to brew here until he died in 1894, as one of the richest men in Sheffield.

    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 and 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. At its peak the brewery produced 50,000 hectolitres of cask conditioned Stones bitter each year. 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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    We visited the medical center in the same night, but I didn't take my camera gear in with me. That should hopefully be getting a re-visit at some point.

    Hope you like my first report, any tips welcome! Sorry for copy and pasting the history, but it seems to have been done to death!

    - Jack
     

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  2. Megs

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    Great first report!! oh god dont get me started on those prozzies, absolute grim who would pay to sleep with that ha ha !!!
     
  3. MadBeetle

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    There's one guy that's a regular there, seems to be curb crawling everytime we're in the area! Hit him with the flash gun last time as he drove past, suddenly disappeared :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice one,you got some nice night shots there mate :thumb
     
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    Nice first report :thumb love that second to last shot
     
  6. Megs

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    ha ha !! my boyfriend skates at the house skatepark and once a guy dropped one off out there and he shouted to him 'ANY GOOD?' he just looked so ashamed and sped off she hadn't even closed the door! hehe orrible creatures.
     
  7. MadBeetle

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    Thanks everyone, really pleased with the pictures! Only editing done was some slight cropping. Sure I'll improve as I get to grips with the camera and low lighting while out and about. Can't wait to get out and explore some more now! Hooked!

    LEGEND!
     
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