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    George Barnsleys has been on my list to do for a few years and about a month ago i finally crossed it off my list. the reason i finally bit the bullet and drove the four hours for it was meeting up with an instagram follow me btw lol (explores with kurt) friend that i was meeting for the first time in person.



    walking around this place i couldn't believe how big the site actually was and to see sadly how bad the location as gone down hill but that didn't ruin it for me because the place is amazing and the decay added to it with the many stunning staircases and the wooden shelfs and tools still everywhere this place really did have some amazing character and i fell in love with the place and can see why so many explorers have gone there.

    The History

    George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialized in forged 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 Cornesh works, Cornesh 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 manufactured steel and files. The business was converted into a limited company about 10 years before his death. He had a long army career, joining up in 1896 and serving in the Boer war and two world wars. Colonel Barnsley played a leading part in the development of the Army Cadet Force in Sheffield. He died at the age of 83.


    and finally the picture from the explore

    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr



    George Barnsley and sons by kurt roberts, on Flickr

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    Great to see your take on it, thanks. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Great to see your take on it, thanks. :)
    cheers mate

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    Yup...it's a biggie in a twist and turns sort of way. Good to see it again. Nice take sir.

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    Wonderful pictures, very nicely done

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    Seen many pictures of this place and always fancied a visit. Loved all the wooden paneling and racking.
    Really nice photos, the lighting is nice.

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    Lovely use of natural light an shadow, I enjoyed your take on it, Thanks
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    Great to see how this place is doin, yes sadly it has gone down hill over the years with lots of bits walking off.

    Good set of pics you have captured, thanks!
    ...

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    Been a few times but stil love to see it.
    ㄥ丹∨工れ◯

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavino View Post
    Been a few times but stil love to see it.
    such a lovely place man

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