Friday, 23 March 2012

1019 : The End Of Empire


The Sheffield firm of Abraham Spafford & Co. came into being in 1858. They specialised in the manufacture of scythes, saws, knives and agricultural implements and continued in business until the second half of the twentieth century. By the time I took this photograph in the 1980s they had gone the way of so many local manufacturers and no doubt the building has now been replaced by a car park or a supermarket.

2 comments:

Lisa B said...

Sad, because they would've made quality tools. Very atmospheric photo and good that you were there camera in hand before it disappeared altogether.

Chairman Bill said...

The Empire has gone! When did this happen?