Q: Does the world need another George Barnsley report?
Q: Is it going to get one anyway?
Giorgos Barnsopoulos was born in Piraeus in 1882, the son of harbourmaster Stelos Barnsopoulos and his wife Maria, a local Rembetika singer. After leaving school he took an apprenticeship at a bouzouki workshop. He became a skilled luthier, but fled his homeland in 1920 as a result of the Greco-Turkish war. He settled in Sheffield, where he opened Britain's first Greek Taverna (the Aphrodite Kebab House) on Division Street.
George Barnsley, meanwhile, established George Barnsley & Sons on Cornish Street in 1836. He made tools for shoemakers and leather workers.
Big thanks to the cartography division of Only2Eyes & Sons for invaluable advice.
That's probably more than enough for now. I took loads more images - ideally, you'd come round to my house and I'd sit you down with a nice refreshing bottle of Pale Rider and make you look at each of them, like in the good old days of Benidorm holiday slideshows. But the next best thing to that is to look at the Photobucket album, which is here: