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Report - William McLean, Cutlers, Sheffield.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. dweeb

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    William McLean was making cutlery well before the 1900's. It's original works was in Eyre street, but a new shopping precinct built in 1964 made the company move to Sylvester street.

    We turned up to find the place being torn down by a demolition crew. We came back after knocking off time and made our way inside. Despite the roof being missing, the stamping floor was very intact. The hammers had been removed, but it was easy to imagine how the place would have looked, with the concrete hammer beds still in place. The floor was still covered in half finsihed cutlery too, in various states of completion.

    The offices were both amazing and repulsive. Amazing because they completly untouched from the 1950's, and discusting because it was one of the largest crack dens I have ever seen.

    Paperwork, dating from the 30's back to the 1880's was scattered around the office mixed with needles and soiled sleeping bags, a pity it is only amatter of days, perhaps only hours before it is skipped :(

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    Letter from 1890 sent from the PM thanking a gift of a knife. Note the paper!!
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    "four candles"
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    #1 dweeb, Jul 12, 2009
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