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Report - Woollen Signs Sheffield South Yorkshire September 2020


MarkusCP87

North East and Proud
28DL Full Member
First explore I did on my trip down to Sheffield, was a bit of a late one as I got to Sheffield after work, but we decided to get in a couple of explores before it got too dark.
Honestly i really liked the place, still quite a bit to see and surprisingly not as grafted as much as most of the factory derps in Sheffield.
I'd heard about the place but didn't have it pinned, glad I got a look inside.

History taken from @HughieD report of Derelict Places.

Woollen & Co Sheffield was first established in 1883 by Edwin Woollen, a sign writer and Frederick Ibbotson a lithographic printer. Woollens dealt with bespoke signage including hand painted signage. In 1897 Woollens become a limited company and was based at 35 Carver Street in Sheffield. At some point they moved to Love Street.
In 2008, after 125 years, the company ceased trading altogether following a takeover and the site closed. The takeover was prompted by the fast-changing digital age as many of their competitors could offer signs and graphic solutions at much quicker and cheaper rates. Several former employees went on to form a new Woollens while maintaining some of the old customer base at their new premises at Shepcote Enterprise Park, Europa Drive, Sheffield, S9. The new Woollen Signs continue to pride themselves on their workmanship, fresh ideas, better quality materials and staff being trained as qualified sign writers without the use of computers.


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Thanks for looking.
 

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