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Report - George Barnsley & Sons - April 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Yes here we go, around the block one more time.................

    It's George Barnsleys of Cornish Works yet again,oh no i hear you cry :D

    If fancied a trip here ever since i joined the site, obviously i would have like to have seen it in it's hey day but there's not a lot i can do about that, so better to have seen it now than not at all.

    This was stop number one of a Sheffield day trip where my tour guide for the day was Kaplan, a great host and a top bloke :thumb

    You've read the history many times and seen the same cliched shots before but that's not gonna stop me from boring you once again, I had a great day, cos i love a derp me !

    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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    Cheers for looking :thumb

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