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Report - George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield - November 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jazzywheelz, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. jazzywheelz

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    George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works), Sheffield - November 2012

    Visited with non-member Doug

    It's been at least a week since anyone has posted a report on Geo. Barnsleys, so it's high time I posted mine...


    Apparently every Yorkshire derp lover should visit GB's at least once, so it's been on the list for a while. I had heard talk that it had suffered somewhat in recent times and was on the decline, so I thought I'd better get off my arse and see it before it gets much worse. To say the place has gone downhill, I found it a really interesting explore. The hodgepodge of different buildings, extended and added to over 150 years, really do take a bit of exploring. Doorways, passages, staircases, walkways and bridges link room after room over various levels, each one with more character than the last. I like nothing better than old buildings like this, built before the powers that be came up with modern building regs stipulating that all new buildings must be safe and boring.

    History, as seen in every other Geo. Barnsley report ever written...

    For anyone wanting to read a bit more about the companys history, there is actually a book written about them...

    ISBN: 9781906722166

    Sheffield Library has a number of copies, although I've not managed to get there myself for a read yet.
    It's also available from Amazon if you can't stomach the smell of urine at the library.


    There have been some spanking reports of this place over the years. After browsing through the archives I realised just how nice the place used to be before the rogues had their way with it. I also realised how average my shots are in comparison, but sod it, here's some mediocre shots of a place that's passed it's best...


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    I must admit I really enjoyed this explore. I wish I'd seen it a few years ago when it was a bit more intact in terms of 'artefacts', but there was still enough left to keep us busy for over four hours. It was getting pretty dark by the time we exited, meaning the externals don't really fit with the rest of the set. Oh well.


    Big thanks to Muttley for the info on this one. Cheers fella :thumb

    Ta very much :)

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