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Castle Market, Sheffield May/June 2015

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Please be aware most of what you will see below has now been demolished

:( Explored with -Raz- & a non member.

As always a bit of background;

Castle Market is a former indoor market in Sheffield city centre, England. The building lies in the north east of the present city centre, by the River Don, and is built on top of the remains of Sheffield Castle, which can still be seen via guided tours. The market closed in 2013 when the Moor Market opened on The Moor, further south in Sheffield city centre.

The oldest part of the building is the Fish and Vegetable Market, constructed in the inter-war period. The remainder of the building was constructed by J. L. Womersley and Andrew Darbyshire between 1960 and 1965. It has two main floors, both of which included small shops and stalls, and each accessible from street level. Other stores faced on to the surrounding streets, while a gallery found a storey above the main part of the market contained several more shops, and access to an office building surmounting the structure. The gallery is linked by bridges across Exchange Street to further above-ground shopping areas.

The Explore;

On a very busy street so after a while of waiting around and a lot of cigs we took the first break in traffic and people and hopped in. Having been there a few weeks earlier we were shocked to see the whole centeral section of the market had been pulled down leaving the place with a very uneasy windy feel to it. We go lost pretty quickly as everything looked different but soon found ourselves on the stairs en route to the roof. Photos galore;





While up there we were joined by a metal fairy (comes at night and robs you blind) who was hammering away below us, leaving us trapped on the roof. He eventually found us and he was friendly enough for a drug nut on the tag stealing copper in the dead of night...

We exchanged a few words and then made a hasty retreat as we were not enjoying the thought of being tied to his theiving if we were caught.

Photos from previous visit;







If you got this far, thank for reading (y)


 
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You never know what you will find in these places including metal fairies :p

Fair play on getting up there (y)

 

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I have seen some photos of this place when it was open and customers walking around.....

 
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I have seen some photos of this place when it was open and customers walking around.....
Looks a little different now doesnt it!

 
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You never know what you will find in these places including metal fairies :p Fair play on getting up there (y)
Always full of suprises, especially city centres

 

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Pretty cool that mate, and bloody metal pikeys get everywhere

Cheers for posting (y)

 

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Looks nice, shame it's gone but at least you managed to get it done.

Thanks for sharing

 
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We knew it was coming, all of the sheffield derps have interest in redevelopment so soon sheff might not be the urbex paradise it is at the moment! :sad2:

 
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