lil place in my backyard...
i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year:
pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting.
belly of the boiler.
behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see.
the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here.
in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods.
even the snow doesnt cover that grime.
she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare
it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling)
everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???)
until next time . . .
By Perjury Saint
GEORGE BARNSLEY & SONS LTD, SHEFFIELD.
Me and NK took a mooch round this crackin' old place on a Bobbys fueled whistle stop tour of 'Steel Town'.
Brilliant splore! Highly recommend this one, if youve not been then get crackin'!!
On with some pix...
THANKS FOR LOOKIN'...
By he who must rome
This place is well nice a big thanks to Blueink top job on info you gave me .
This place is bigger than it looks from the outside MUCH BIGGER !, Ooooozing with goodness from one of the biggest stores to line drive shafts......iwe were in for hours and i still want to go back (and will).....history has been done in bits and bobs so on with the pics.
Very fine grinding wheels....Knife sharpening !
2 nice spinning frames.....with an over head line drive shaft
Think this crane is not telling the truth some how !
Hand written logs well nice find
Rest easy old friend......in time we will all be with you.
A look into the air raid shelters under the works, we came across 2 air filtration units hand driven.
hope you liked.....there must be more to this place.
By TheBaronof Scotland
Family holiday, got a day to myself with the camera
This place was huge and I know I only covered 40% ish, the site covers a few miles and in 35 degree heat I felt I had done enough in 3 hours, but maybe a return next year to cover the other bits.
I honestly stripped this down from 70+ plus shots
There was almost a higher ranking living area once passed the main gate
the only real graffiti I saw
old statue knocked down
Outdoor bath for higher ranking personal
Another checkpoint ?
A very hot and long road to the rest of the base
entrance to an underground area
more underground entrances
led to this
directly beneath this
Then I found the long tunnel !!!
which became this, gotta say, I`m not a fan of underground and this was maybe 200m long with a few off shoots to the cliff sides
up top I found this
then the long walk back to the car
Having tried this one a few months back with Funlester and being completely baffled by how to get in the place I returned with a non member armed with a little more intel and determination paid off this time
This is one of those explores that you really can feel the history of the place I thought.. can just imagine what a hive of activity it must have been in
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.