George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) Sheffield 2010

Hello this place has been trashed, now there are thoughts going round my brain who might have done this damage, at the end of the day a lot has now been lost and this can only be the fact the current owner G Dunac who is noted for letting building fall down, is at the end of the day responsible for the tragic loss of history. In the last few days i found this.

Our word feral comes from the Latin root fera, or “wild beast,” but it also has a connection to another Latin word, feralis, literally: belonging to the dead, and The Feal youth (chavs) who have scraped this place with little or no regard to the damage they was causing there persuite for profit, but the damage goes much further, ive had years of Squatting and going in out of derelict buildings it is with out doubt some of the damage has been done is to speed up the demise of the building.

Everything in the end becomes “feral” in every sense: they disappear behind ivy or the untended shrubs and trees planted generations ago to decorate their yards. The wood that framed the rooms gets crushed by trees rooted still in the earth. The burnt lime, sand, gravel, and plaster slowly erode into dust, encouraged by ivy spreading tentacles in its endless search for more sunlight.

This is why some of us enjoy urban exploration, it is for some it is about preservation conservation, and while i feel rage what i have seen in the last 48 hours, something inside says perhaps this was just meant to be, at the end of the day there are some wicked images and no doubt those who took them gained something from being in there, three years on and seeing it as i have done from what she was of course i feel a little anger, but what a joy to be in there on my own and no doubt ill be back.

Background

George Barnsley and Sons Ltd. (founded 1836) They were in Cornish Place on the Don and specialised in forge 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 were steel and file manufacturers and 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 Aged 83.

Onto some Images then.
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