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  1. degenerate

    Sheffield Crown Court - January 2018

    Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little...
  2. degenerate

    Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury - May 2017

    This Grade II listed building was built in 1894-96 and has been altered altered 1931 and 1967. The large children's mural was designed in 1931 by Herbert Wood. In more recent times it has been The Taj Banqueting Suite which was evacuated in 2014 when when an explosion caused a fire in the...
  3. degenerate

    St. Judes Church, Sheffield - September 2016

    Construction of St Jude's Moorfields Church School started in 1844 and was completed around 1858 and was to serve one of the slum parishes in Sheffield. Later renamed St. Judes Anglican Church. In 1980 it became Assembly of God Pentecostal Church, it closed in 1999. The building has been...
  4. degenerate

    Thompson Machine Tools Ltd, Sheffield - September 2016

    Got no history on this one, it looks like its used as storage by Viridor as theres loads of wheelie bins in one of the rooms, it's also stripped so don't get your hopes up.  
  5. degenerate

    George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield - April 2016

    It's that time of the month for another George Barnsley report! 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...
  6. degenerate

    Pye Bank School, Sheffield - April 2016

    Pye Bank Primary School, one of the original Sheffield Board Schools, was designed by architects Innocent and Brown, and was opened in 1875. The buildings were unlocked on 1st December by Mrs Mark Firth in the presence of Sir John Brown, a British industrialist, and Viscount Sandon using a large...
  7. degenerate

    Williams Fasteners, Sheffield - April 2016

    Before you go any further I'll warn you now this place is pretty barren and I'm posting this as an update to what it's like now. Most has now been demolished with the remains heavily covered in graffiti including some of Sheffield’s usual suspects, Coloquix, coLor and Phlegm. Williams Fasteners...
  8. degenerate

    Firth Brown Medical Centre, Sheffield - April 2016

    This former medical centre would have been used to treat injured workers and although not quite 'underground' it is now buried underneath a car park.  Firth Brown Steels was initially formed in 1902, when Sheffield steelmakers John Brown and Company exchanged shares and came to a working...
  9. degenerate

    Sugden Construction Developments Ltd, Sowerby Bridge - April 2016

    No idea on any history of the place and to be totally honest I'm not even sure it belonged to the aforementioned place I'm just going off the sign I found inside. There are signs of construction equipment throughout the house, ladders, tools etc some older than others. Maybe whoever owns/owned...
  10. degenerate

    Globe Mill 2, Slaithwaite - March 2016

    Globe Worsted Mills were built in two stages – the construction of the first, Globe 1 began straight away in 1887 and was completed by the following year.  Globe 1 was 5 stories high and consisted of 33 bays. A detached boiler house, chimney and offices were also included on the site between...
  11. degenerate

    Newsome Mill, Newsome - February 2016

    Newsome Mill was owned by the firm of Taylor and Littlewood from its opening in 1827 until it closed in 1983. The declining use of suits as an essential part of a man's wardrobe and the collapse of the Japanese economy, an important export market for Taylor and Littlewood, were in part...
  12. degenerate

    Great Britain Walkley Clogs, Mytholmroyd - February 2016

    Walkley Clogs was started by Frank Walkley in 1946. The main styles manufactured at that time were the Safety boot clog, Derby, Gibson and the Bar clog, with slipon styles being produced much later. In 1978 Frank Walkley bought out the famous Maude clog sole works in Hebden Bridge, a company...
  13. degenerate

    Strongbow Window Systems, Huddersfield - February 2016

    I can't seem to find any history on this one; just they appeared to have moved premises. If it's the same company (likely, since they share the same name) they are family run business that fit uPVC windows, doors and conservatories.  The place is falling apart and has some sketchy floors, it...
  14. degenerate

    Kirklees College, Huddersfield - February 2016

    Kirklees College started life as Huddersfield Infirmary in 1831 up until 1967 when the Ramsden Technical College moved in, they paid £105,000 for the site.  In September 1968 the first students began lectures and the first new building on the site opened in 1969. The main new block was built in...
  15. degenerate

    Stephenson Brothers Dry Salters - Bradford - September 2015

    Stephenson Bros originally manufactured soap based agents for the processing of wool. In Kelly's Bradford Postal Directory of 1927 the building is listed as the business premises of Messrs Stephenson Brothers Ltd Dry Salters. Some rotten and spongy floors here. Visited with three non-members...
  16. degenerate

    Wapping Road First School - Bradford - August 2015

    Wapping Road School opened in 1877 and closed in 2000. It's a Grade II listed building so is obviously in quite a state. In 1887 the head saw several children keel over and faint during morning assembly. He sent out for bread, jam and tea and paid for it from his own pocket. It was also one of...
  17. degenerate

    Bradford Conditioning House - Bradford - August 2015

    The historic Conditioning House was established as a wool testing centre through a special Act of Parliament passed in 1887. It was built around 1902 and in its heyday employed hundreds of people but Bradford Council decided to sell it and the building was closed. Nearly 70% of all wool...
  18. degenerate

    Martins Mill - July 2015

    After a day of fails I headed back to this place to get a few videos for a laugh. I thought I'd share it here with you, the music may not be to everyone's taste and it's filmed on an iphone so the quality isn't the best. Sorry for the long descent down the stairs i had to keep that in so it...
  19. degenerate

    Old Lane Mill, Halifax - July 2015

    Old Lane Mill was a steam-powered worsted mill built by James Akroyd in 1825 and was said to be fire proof. This wasn't true as on Saturday 21st January 1905 there was a fire which caused damage estimated at £8,000. In 1827 Akroyd built the first Jacquard looms in Britain. This building is...
  20. degenerate

    Reins Mill - Huddersfield - July 2015

    Built in 1847 Reins Mill has had a long run producing textiles. The weavers went on strike in 1902 when half the looms were speeded up, and wages for the fast loom weavers reduced while the slow loom weavers were kept idle waiting for warps. In 1960 the Holme Valley Rug Company was set up and in...

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