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Report - George Barnsley & Sons Ltd - Sheffield - May 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by RichPDG, May 27, 2014.

  1. RichPDG

    RichPDG 28DL Regular User
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    This was the first site of 4 on my day trip to Sheffield. Was straight forward getting in and out with no problems at all.

    George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) They were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialised in forge filing and cutting tools for leather workers and shoe makers. One George Barnsley was Master Cutler in 1883.

    George Barnsley and Son is listed in the 1837 Sheffield directory as a file manufacture situated on Wheeldon Street, The 1849 listing records a move to Cornhill and the 1852 to Cornish works Cornish street they had by this time also increased there product range to include steel files, shoe and butchers knives.

    They are again listed in 1944 as manufactures of files and blades shoe knives and leather workers tools.
    In the 1948 listing the business had become George Barnsley and Son Ltd George Barnsley died at his home at No 30 Collegiate Crescent on 30th March 1958, he lived there with his wife Mabel and mother-in-law Elizabeth. He was a partner in the firm which were steel and file manufacturers and the business was converted into a limited company about 10 years before his death.

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    Still great to see this place, very nice report.
     
  3. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Yep, do like that place mate, nice pics and report :thumb
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones :thumb

    Looks like the reduced traffic flow through here may have actually done it some good :D
     
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    nice
     
  6. Infinity

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    Good effort mateyboy. Was down there at the weekend for a gander, will be returning soon hopefully.
     
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