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Report - George Barnsley's, Cornish works. Sheffield. South Yorkshire. January 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by norfolkexplorer, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. norfolkexplorer

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    Well this was my 1st explore of 2015, and as luck would have it not our planned 1st explore :( We had intended to pop to the recently closed coke works just up the road in Barnsley, but this was a hive of activity, and not from the explorer buses turning up, but the decommissioning team already flat out and on the case So after a nearly 4 hour drive, and it just starting to rain as we got there, we decided to tick of a few things on the overdue to do list.... Off to George Barnsley's it was to be after about a few secs of deciding.. So 30 mins later and were parked up outside and making our way inside.. I had seen reports on-line, but for some reason it had a lot more to offer than I realised. Mates had been saying for a long time that it would be right up my street, and oh boy they were right. Plenty of shots to have a play with both the wide angel and 50mm and I was in heaven for the morning we spent inside.

    On the way out a random encounter with some bloke on his phone as we hopped over the wall was rather odd, as he gave each of us the good morning too ya nod, so after all this fun it was time to jump back into the motor and head off to the nearest Macdonalds covered and smelling of pigeon poop.

    History
    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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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    Loved this place. Kitty and I had a right good time here. Great shots mate.
     
  3. norfolkexplorer

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    Me too. Might have to come back up this way soon, seems to be some real industrial treasure and loved shooting it. Not much like this our way
     
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    Glad you enjoyed your visit to Yorkshire mate, even allowing for being South :)

    Nice selective DOF piccies :thumb

    Always nice to see what"s been moved about in here and what"s not been moved over a period of time.I see my massive collection of bits & bobs in pic 4 has been hit somewhat, i spent ages finding stuff to put in those pigeon holes ...including Pigeons :D

    Coke Works ? :tumbleweed
     
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    great shots there bud, must visit some time
     
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    Great report and impressive photos also, nice to see some new angles/perspectives from GB's!:D
     
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    Beautifully done mate, still one of my favourite places..
     
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    Some really nice shots there fella :thumb
     
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    Beautifully shot.
    I loved this place too.... well until my explore partner magpie suddenly decided to strip naked for a nude shot. wouldnt have been so weird but id just met the guy on the day!
     
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    I once went with kitty here, 5 mins in I took a piss in the corner and bailed to nearby drains, not my cup of tea at the time but you've captured the place well :thumb
     
  11. norfolkexplorer

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    Got to love some naked photos, but on the 1st meeting lol.... Cheers for the love guys n gals
     
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    Magpie weird? Never :D
     
  13. norfolkexplorer

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    Where ever did he go anyhow
     
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    Padded cell I reckon :rolleyes:
     
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    some top shots coming from here recently, gonna need a revisit methinks
     
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