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George Barnsley's & Sons.. Sheffield

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Mikeymutt

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Last year we decided to visit or revisit some of the last remaining traditional industrial spots. We ticked off Bass maltings, Chatterley, Bardney sugar and Shoreham cement. We were going to revisit tonedale mill and dye house, but they were shuttering up the mill. And the dye house looks heavy in graffiti now, so we decided to give the five hour plus drive a miss. We decided to give George Barnsley's another look. This was our third visit here, last two in 2014 and 15. It was a bit more trashed than the last visit. But it was nowhere as bad as I expected, just some more graffiti and it was limited to areas. Entry was a little different than the last two times. It was like a little maze getting in. Still think George Barnsley's is one of the real time warps out there. It was a place I always wanted to see when I first started exploring and was so excited when I finally got there.
George Barnsley's was first founded in 1836, the company specialised in tools for leather workers and shoe makers and were known as one of the best in the trade. The company grew expansively in the years. The factory finally closed in 2004. This sadly is only one of many former factories in Sheffield to go. I can't wait to get out with my camera again once this lockdown is over.
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Tbolt

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Just brilliant pics Mikey.
I love this place, been lots of times and even though it's a bit wrecked now I'd still go back.

Top report mate
 

Mikeymutt

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Just brilliant pics Mikey.
I love this place, been lots of times and even though it's a bit wrecked now I'd still go back.

Top report mate
Cheers mate. I enjoyed every visit here. It was not as wrecked as I expected though
 

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Superb detail, I particularly liked the shot of the wooden pigeon holes on 3 sides and the spiral stair. Any idea what the dozens of shotgun cartridge sized things at the bottom of the wooden stairs were?
 
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