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Report - Dyson Thermal Technologies - Stannington, Sheffield - May 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Jidell, May 23, 2014.

  1. Jidell

    Jidell 28DL Full Member
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    So headed over to the place with a few non members. The place is deteriorating fast but theres still opportunities to take some good pictures! we couldn't have picked a better day, the weather was fantastic for exploring ;)

    A little bit of history on the site

    The company was founded by John Dyson who began mining clay and making bricks in the early 1800s. From the very beginning the business was a success. The 1834 Sheffield trade directory lists - “John Dyson - Brick Maker, Stanningtonâ€￾ which indicates that he ran the business on his own. However, by 1838 the business was listed as “John Dyson and Son - Black clay miners and firebrick manufacturers, Griffs House, Stannington.

    Dyson's were manufacturers of Refractory material, ceramics for the steel industry, they also produce fire backs and other household ceramic bricks for the likes of Aga's etc. They have also been know to sell clay for use in Well Dressings.

    Unfortunately Dyson's traditional manufacturing process relied heavily on gas fired kilns. With increased in energy costs the plants was no longer economically viable due to competition from outside the uk, despite the very best efforts of the management and staff at Dyson, the site eventually closed around 2005 i believe.

    On with the pictures.... :)

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    All in all 166 photos were taken so if anybody would like to see some more pictures message me! :)
     

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  2. Jidell

    Jidell 28DL Full Member
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    Thankyou ***********! i knew that it was deteriorating fast, my nan and grandad live in stannington and he drives past often and said the exact same as you! It needed documenting and i love exploring.... put the two together and we have a plan!! :thumb
     
  3. Idle Hands

    Idle Hands 28DL Regular User
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    Nice pictures, thanks for the update.

    A couple of years ago this was a nice little explore. The stores were full of interesting bits and pieces but it had been pretty trashed by last summer when I last stopped by. It'd be good to watch the chimney come down when they get to it!
     
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    Thankyou very much :) ! Most of it is trashed now, it has deteriorated fast. Seeing the chimney come down would be a fantastic sight if they ever got round to demolishing it! Its supposedly been underway since summer 2012 haha
     
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