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Report - George Barnsley and Son's Toolworks, Sheffield, September 2013


True_British_Metal

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28DL Full Member
Visited solo.

I'd wanted to do this the week before when I did the Courthouse but I was worn out after that so I knocked it back again. Having another free weekend to do something, I thought why not try this? So back over to Sheffield I went. And I'm glad I did! Looking at reports, nothing really stood out to me when I looked at the place initially; there's nothing genuinely eye catching like a complete row of intact machinery. GB's is different. With a place like this, you have to be there to appreciate it to its fullest. Having been completely unaltered since it was built around 150 years ago, this is a real treasure to behold. On the other hand, I did nearly cop out of it...

I got to the access point, no problem. Without going into too much detail here, however, some idiot kicked the ladder used to get in back in the courtyard! Now this is no ordinary drop; it's at least 12 feet to the ground. Worried sick to say the least (who would come and get me if I broke my ankle on the way down? How would I get back out?), I hung off the ledge, in a moment of blind faith I drop off. I land safely, thank fuck! On through the jungle of a courtyard. Initial impressions are very good! Quite trashed, but still caught somewhere in time.

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And the reason why this is a defining explore for Sheffield...
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In the offices new graffiti has put a downer on the otherwise brilliant vibe of the place, but luckily this is contained to just that area.
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Crucified pigeon
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Trudging on, you really have to watch your footing here as some of the floors are rotten to the core! One or two rooms were inaccessible because of that but it wasn't really a big deal.

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On a final note, I'm so, so glad I chose to see it. It was never a high priority, but that certain vibe the place has just blew away all expectations. A wonderful, wonderful explore. I probably won't go back because of the access though; even getting out was dodgy!

Love as always,

TBM x
 

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