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    One from earlier in the year. This had been on the list for a while and I was really happy to finally see the place. There was some graff and vandalism in evidence when we went, I believe it's even worst now. Visited with non member Paul.
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    George Barnsley & Sons Ltd was founded in 1836 and were originally situated on Wheeldon Street, Sheffield. By 1849 they had moved to the Cornish Works, which were much larger premises. They specialised in the manufacture of files and cutting tools for use in the shoe making industry. There are a number of family names that are known to have deep roots in the Sheffield area, and the Barnsley name is undoubtedly one of them. In 1650 George Barnsley became Master Cutler, a role fulfilled by another George Barnsley in 1883. This George Barnsley was of the second generation of the firm of George Barnsley and Sons, toolmakers. The business grew to become the world’s leading producer of tools for shoemakers. The technological revolution of the 20th century saw a decline in the need for traditional tools. George Barnsley’s survived until 2003 when the premises finally closed.

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    Thanks for Looking :)

    More pics on my Flickr page - https://www.flickr.com/photos/135648...h/32277316163/
    Last edited by Ferox; 26th Dec 17 at 19:33.

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    Nice set you have there ferox.it was a place I always wanted to see when I started.and managed to go twice now.but it's sad to see the state of it now after laying untouched for years
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Thanks mate :) I know what you mean about whats gone here bud. A pity for a place like this one. Had to happen eventually I suppose.

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    Cracking shots you got there Ferox. I've failed here a couple of times a few years ago before stuff walked off so I'm gutted I never managed to see it in it's heyday, I would still visit it now, I'd photograph any empty box if it had some interesting history lol Looks like from your pics that its still worth stopping by:)Thanks for the update!
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    Think GBs time has passed now. Cleared outside, Windows sealed up. Hopefully buyer found and conversion saves this place.

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    Thanks for the comments :) Like Hugie say I think its way past its best now unfortunately PV71. This set is from Feb last year. Just looking at Hugies report from September and the wooden walkway has been destroyed some how :(

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