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Report - George Barnsley and sons (cornish works), Sheffield - Nov 15

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by ledgehammer, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    This one has been on the cards from day one, but other stuff has always seemed to get in the way. Done to death but still a decent mooch, With the silversmiths now demolished, Vince decided that a visit was needed...

    History

    George Barnsley & Sons Ltd was founded in 1836 and were originally situated on Wheeldon Street, Sheffield. By 1849 they had moved to the Cornish Works, which were much larger premises. They specialised in the manufacture of files and cutting tools for use in the shoe making industry.

    There are a number of family names that are known to have deep roots in the Sheffield area, and the Barnsley name is undoubtedly one of them. In 1650 George Barnsley became Master Cutler, a role fulfilled by another George Barnsley in 1883. This George Barnsley was of the second generation of the firm of George Barnsley and Sons, toolmakers.

    The business grew to become the world’s leading producer of tools for shoemakers. The technological revolution of the 20th century saw a decline in the need for traditional tools. George Barnsley’s survived until 2003 when the premises finally closed.

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    thanks for looking....

    "Vince the urban fox" and the "state of decay" team...
     

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  2. ledgehammer

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    Well done Vincent :thumb
     
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    Nice one pal, I love picture 8.

    May have to look this one out myself.
     
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    theres an old bisto tin too, but didn't make the cut sadly - will be in the vid when I finally edit it....

    best...
     
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    Nice one mate. Another bloody site that's needs climbing to get in. Why can't they be nice and leave a door open for a change.
     
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    lol ;-) thats pretty funny for more than one reason...
     
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    Nice place this, good level of decay and well shot mate :thumb
     
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    cheers

    Vincent sends his regards :-)
     
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    Beautifully shot mate...

    Gad you got it done :thumb
     
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    They didn't leave the door open did they.
     
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    Nice take on the place...never get tired of seeing this place...
     
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    who knows, getting in is nothing but overcoming "vertigo" I guess... ;-)
     
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    Lol my only problem is my ladder is only 15ft
     
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