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Report - Clarkson Hydra, Penistone Rd, Sheffield

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, May 7, 2010.

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    Designed by W J Hale in a subtle but striking Deco style. It was built in 1942. Clarkson was a Nuneaton firm, and was in fact my first explore. It got swallowed up a huge company in the 1990's to become Hydra Clarkson, who also owned many other famous cutting tool names. The buiding was badly flooded in the early 00's and the Japanese firm that owned it was considering closure or a works move. I have been unable to find out which went ahead, but anyway this left the works unused and derelict.

    This however was not enough to save the building. I think it is a crying shame that the two ost striking buildings on the Penistone road, Presto and Clarkson have been demolished. Not only were they landmanks, but a part of Stee City's identity from it's past. As usual nobody seems bothered and they are knocking them down like bloody skittles...

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