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  1. UK Canon brewery, Sheffield - Sep 2017

    In 1847, Joseph Watts of Dewsbury and William Stones (1827 -1894) of Sheffield began brewing together at the Cannon Brewery in Sheffield's Shalesmoor district near Kelham Island. ... He renamed it the Cannon Brewery after his original premises. Stones soon became one of the richest men in Sheffield and worked up until his death in 1894. A light coloured beer, named Stones Bitter, was produced in the early 1940’s and this soon became a popular choice amongst steel workers across Sheffield. Cannon Brewery grew significantly as its reputation increased and sales prospered, to the extent that new offices, stores, workshops and cellars were all improved and developed. At its peak, the brewery produced 50,000 hectolitres of cask conditioned Stones each year and many of Sheffield’s public houses developed close ties to the brewery and Stones Bitter. An on-site public house was also opened within Cannon Brewery in 1964, “ originally named ‘The Underground’, but renamed as ‘The Pig and Whistle’ to service both visitors and workers, and this can still be found today. Cannon Brewery was closed in 1999 following reports that were indicative of a substantial decline in the sale of cask ales. The owner of the site is a demolition contractor and has submitted an application seeking permission for his business, Hague Plant, to bulldoze the buildings on the 0.7 hectare plot which, in documents drawn up by R Bryan Planning, are described as being of utilitarian design and of no historic or architectural significance. The owner is keen to redevelop the former brewery but has said that it is not effectively marketable in its current state, especially as the high cost of demolition and potential decontamination, particularly from asbestos, are a deterrent to developers. Explore Been looking at this as a potential explore for sometime... The buildings and architecture are something else and anyone who's anyone on the Sheffield graffiti scene have decorated the building with some great pieces.. The former brewery is in poor condition but offers explorers a great opportunity to appreciate the history and architecture of the former brewery. A real shame when they decided to pull the building as this is a real part of Sheffields brewing past.. explore whilst you still have chance.. as this building offers plenty for all. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. and 16. Graffiti on site 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. My favourite pic I took of this place Le fin "Times have changed, the place in its current condition is trashed and flooded... (2018)"
  2. The last resident died many years ago. Meanwhile, the property has been emptied. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28
  3. First explore out with KM punk for a while. This place was quite big so spent an enjoyable few hours here. So long, that we didn’t get time to visit some of the other places on the list. The Natsopa Memorial Home opened in 1921, a memorial to printers who fell in the great war. At some point during the 1960's or 70's it became known as Hornsey Rise Memorial Home, and was owned by the Pilgrims' Friend Society. The home closed in June 2012. Some sections had been closed longer, and were in a greater state of decay. thanks for looking
  4. UK Megs farm, sep 2013

    Hey. Sorry i havent post in a while not done much going solo now :/, so if anyone wants a tag along hint hint ha. I dont know any history on this place, The old farmhouse id being renovated but everything else is just left to wander, Kids are using it as a place to mess about in, electricity is still on inside one of the buildings. will be a disaster there soon enough :/. About the year 1800 there lived an old woman who was believed to be a witch nicknamed Camp Meg who appeared on the hill above Mayfield. She had previously lived in Dumfries in Galloway before she moved to the Camp Hill. which is a stone throw away from the farm, Her real name was Margaret Hawthorn. She was a very wealthy woman who was married to an important rich man who died leaving Margaret with a young son. One day a man tried to take her money and the land that her husband had left her. She shot the man, left her son and fled to Lothian and found Warston House a remote cottage on a hill in Mayfield. Also, theres a tree possibaly on the land of the farm nicknamed Jacks tree, a boy aged between 16 to 19, hung himself there, different storys of drugs/bullying to why he did it. im not sure if its connected to the previous farm owners or not. But thought id share that as i have no real history of the farm. Sorry for the picture quality im practicing editing ha, Thanks for looking
  5. UK Allen brickworks sep 2013

    Allen brickworks. Glazed brick manufacturers established by Henry Victor Allen (1887-1960), when he took over the Halifax Glazed Brickworks in 1905 in the Walterclough Valley. He converted the works to manufacture refractory bricks (glazed bricks able to withstand high temperatures, generally used to line kilns, furnaces and fireplaces etc). Their Selfrac bricks were world famous.
  6. UK cannon brewery sep 2013

    I know this has recently been done so ive taken a few different shots, I enjoyed this one a nice big place and your just left to wander freely, Ran into a couple of explorers here from 28 days. tried to convert them ha. Stones Brewery (William Stones Ltd) was a regional brewery founded in 1868 by William Stones in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England and purchased by Bass Brewery in 1968. After its closure in 1999 its major brand, Stones Bitter, has continued to be produced by the Molson Coors Brewing Company. William Stones had started brewing in 1847 in Sheffield with Joseph Watts. Following Watts' death in 1854 Stones continued brewing by himself. In 1868 he purchased the lease of the Neepsend Brewery, and renamed it the Cannon Brewery, and he continued to brew there until his death in 1894. Stones' success saw him die as one of the richest men in Sheffield, although he lived a modest life. The company was taken over by Bass in 1968, then in 2000 Bass sold its brewing operations to the Belgian brewer Interbrew who were ordered by the Competition Commission to sell the Stones brand. In 2002, the brand was purchased by the American Coors Brewing Company, who merged to become Molson Coors in 2005 Stones Bitter was brewed at the Cannon Brewery from 1948 and was popular with Sheffield's steel workers. Stones Bitter was originally available across the south of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with distribution extended to the rest of the north of England in 1977, and nationwide from 1979, accompanied by a considerable marketing push. Increasing demand saw it also brewed at other Bass breweries from the 1970s onwards. The beer's popularity reached its apex in 1992 when it was the country's highest selling bitter, selling over a million barrels.[2] The beer has been lauded in certain quarters as "one of Sheffield's most famous exports". After the Cannon's closure production was continued elsewhere. Keg Stones Bitter (3.7 per cent alcohol by volume) is brewed by Molson Coors at their brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and the canned product is brewed at their Burton upon Trent brewery. And finnaly somebodys bed :/ Thanks for looking.
  7. UK shirley manor sep 2013

    these pics was taken bu my not so good camera but was all i had on me :/. i did enjoy being here but extremely gutted about the state its in! theres nothing much but the shell of what was once a nice looking building. The house was built in 1859 by John Taylor, a manufacturer and dyer of cloth. He sold the house to James Sharp, a factory owner from Bradford. It was said to be haunted by One of Mr Sharp's daughters she was not allowed to marry her lover, and as a result her spirit is still said to walk the upstairs of the house. (wich has caved in) Since then, the house had been converted into an old people's home and members of staff had sworn they had seen her walking around upstairs. There was also a murder here, A mr Teddy simpson age 56 was killed by a gang in 2007 after his money, his body was found dumped at the derelict site.
  8. I Saw this and i had to go! its a cool little underground hospital bigger than i thought it would be, Really enjoyed this one The medical centre was part of the Firth Brown's and was used for medicals to look after any injured employees from the factories. A little history on firth browns, that im sure you all know allready but still...... John Brown founded his company in the 1840s to manufacture steel files. Over the years the emphasis moved to the manufacture of railway track, made from steel provided by the new Bessemer process, and later to rail coach springs. Shipcladding and shipbuilding interests came into the company portfolio and finally, in the 1950s to general construction. In the late 1830s Thomas Firth was head melter at Sheffield crucible steelmakers Sanderson Brothers. He had fathered ten children, seven boys and three girls. Two of the sons, Mark and Thomas junior followed in fathers footsteps and started work at Sanderson Brothers but in 1842 left to set up their own business, their father joining them shortly afterwards. In the 1850s and '60s Thomas Firth supplied Samuel Colt with most of the iron and steel used at his firearms factories both at Hartford Connecticut and the short-lived facility in Pimlico, London. Business grew and moved into the armaments market directly, the company installing two Nasmyth Steam forge hammers in 1863 which were used to forge heavy artillery pieces. In 1871, Firth's cast the thirty five ton Woolwich Infant gun and 5 years later they produced an eighty ton gun. In 1902 Sheffield steelmakers John Brown & Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons, the companies continuing under their own management until they finally merged in 1930 n 1973 Firth Brown merged with the Derby and Manchester-based wire-making firm Richard Johnson and Nephew, to form Johnson and Firth Brown Ltd (JFB).
  9. UK RAF Newton Sep '09

    Took a walk around Newton again today, to see what access was like, still easy as. It was also a visit to see what was happening here, Turns out that they have put in for planning permission to build an "eco" town here, build starts sometime next year, was on the news yesterday, which I missed:( Was on the Newton for a few hours, before I was stopped by a worker and asked what I was doing, not going to bore you with the convo we had, was the standard thing, we all know, lol. Was a nice guy tho. This will be the last time I'll see Newton this way , am sure when I'm home, it'll be gone/ in the process of being demolished So here are the photos Footpath 'Temporarily closed' Workers camp from a far Looking down to the A46, vehical access road looking up to the hangers, 'H' blocks etc Exit road onto the A46 Also found this little gem hidden away, very happy that I found it an managed to get photos of it, before it gets flattened. Chillin in the shade across from a 'H' building. Workers cars and Highway maintenance vehicle parking lot(behind the tree) Workers camp, standin on top of the mound of earth Saxondale roundabout work Entrance from & exit to A46, Newton. Now with a bus stop Burnt out house has gone See my other photos here http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i18/Z ... n/?start=0
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