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Report - Woollen Signs (and neighbours) -Sheffield August 2014.



stainlessmike

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#1
WOOLLEN SIGNS. SHEFFIELD
Not seen a report for this side of Woollen Signs for some time, the other part of the premises has had quite extensive coverage. This part of the building was obviously given over to the manufacture of neon signs and the larger pub signage. But the interesting thing about being in this side of Woollens is that it gives direct access to the two businesses next door, The Anchor Works Tool Hire and what was Howells Solicitors. The tool hire company was trading till quite recently while the solicitors has been empty for quite some time judging by the office plants!
Had a quick pop into the print side of Woollens, this has experienced a considerable amount of traffic and as a consequence a lot of the things that made it interesting have walked. The letters and signs have gone, so no more leaving messages in gold embossed Times Roman for the next visitor. But still a good visit.

WOOLLENS HISTORY (Nicked off wildboyz, thanks!)
Woollen Signs, later Woollen & Co Ltd by 1897, was established in Sheffield in 1883 by Edwin James Woollen and Frederick Ibbotson. Woollen was a sign-writer, while his partner, Ibbotson, was a lithographic writer. Records suggest that Woollen & Co Ltd. moved premises a number of times, however, in 2008, after 125 years, the company ceased trading altogether following a takeover. The takeover was prompted by the fast-changing digital age because many other contemporaneous competitors could offer signs and graphic solutions at much quicker and cheaper rates. Nonetheless, Woollen Signs re-emerged in the same year, as ‘Woollen Signs Limited’, when a number of former employees endeavoured to continue the business – especially with some of the previous customer base. Woollen Signs Limited continue to pride themselves on their, workmanship, fresh ideas, better quality materials and their use of traditional experience; with staff being trained as qualified sign writers without the use of computers.

On with the Pictures...indulge me there's a few!

PUB SIGN GRAVEYARD
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WOULD LOOK GREAT ON THE FIREPLACE!
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NEON SIGNS
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CHEERS MR TETLEY :D
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IT HAS BEEN KNOWN...
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HEAVY, HEAVY METAL!
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THERE’S ALWAYS ONE…POSSIBLY TOO MUCH HEAVY METAL
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ANCHOR WORKS.
The most immediate neighbour of Woollens, this was recently a tool hire company. But theres a great deal of visual history to this place.


A IT LOOKS MISERABLE AND UNLOVED NOW. BUT MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE SOMETHING IN IT'S DAY
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A THROW BACK TO A MORE INDUSTRIAL PAST
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A VAST EXPANSE OF DEBRIS
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MORE DEBRIS
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SOLICITORS OFFICES.
Howells Solicitors must have abandoned this part of Love Street many moons ago. But again this must have been quite a place in it's pomp, panelled offices throughout.
Now just home to some steroid fuelled spiders.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU BIRTH, DEATH OR WEDDING?
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JUNIOR IN THE GREEN ROOM
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FERN BRITTONS DRESSING ROOM
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THE GREEN ROOMS IRRIGATION SYSTEM
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SACK THE CLEANER
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THE CULPRIT. R.I.P.
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WALLPAPER PORN
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A QUICK VISIT NEXT DOOR, NOTHING NEW, BUT THE OLD FAVOURITES ARE STILL THERE

BULLSHIT!
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GREGGS SIGN
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Along with DapperDan and Stainless jnr a thoroughly good few hours mooching through this one.

KEEP SAFE, ADMIT NOTHING, STAY FREE!

Stainlessmike :thumb
 

jezzerh

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#3
Excellent post. God knows how many times I've driven by Woollen Signs on my way home from work, would never know what treasures lay inside!
 

Muttley

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#6
Good stuff, never found my way into "the other side" for some reason.
 

Kitty

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#13
Ironically, i work right next to this after exploring it previously. Colleagues have seen peeps in and out and don't understand the whys. Apparently, police have been informed several times. Be cautious and go outside business hrs if you fancy a looksee.
 

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