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A different backdrop

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It can be a real benefit to find yourself with a different backdrop to your wanderings. These photos were supplied by a mate of mine – Joe – who has a real taste for distressed buildings, street art and more.

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Why don’t we explore our city surroundings a little more? Why don’t we take a little more interest? Even in the distressed and desolate there are textures, shapes and colours to be found. There is imagination even in those things that appear to emphasise endings.

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Stanley tools – from industry to its very own zombies

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I come from a family with a serious background in tool making. Just down the road from where I live lies one of the old Stanley plants – long since disused. There is something of a magic about the old, the distressed, the broken. From older days of supplying things of use to the world at large it has become somewhat broken, essentially abandoned and has found some use as a (literally) haunt of ‘zombie hunters’ – playing out whatever.

Zombie Infection – Stanley Tools Factory Reviews – Sheffield, South Yorkshire Attractions – TripAdvisor.

Ghost Hunts & Ghost Hunting At The Former Stanley Tools Factory, Sheffield.

Archived Report – – Stanley Tools, Sheffield, May 2012 | 28DaysLater.co.uk.

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Pyebank school, Pitsmoor Sheffield

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1875 – it has a history and is still standing but is unused …

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This school was built around the time of the the birth of my great grandfather – I still remember him. There were all sorts of tales told about him by my grandfather. For example, when he was a boy he used to have to hide in a tar barrel from the Factory Inspector because he was too young to work. His first job was assisting the butchers’ dray collecting old joints of meat which were suspended in vats of cider so as to help remove the acid, later he became a builder helping build local terraced houses. These times are not so far away from us.

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and then the road home …

 

 

 

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Remembered – a past still there

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Not all of life is manicured and tidy. Shells of the old, ruins and the derelict have a testimony to bear, reminders to bring, in effect, lessons to deliver.

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I have a love of old and derelict buildings. The distressed graphically and architecturally has an appeal for me. The buildings shown here are local to me, in Pitsmoor, Sheffield. I cannot give a true history – upholsterers and car parts occupied them at some point.

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