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Aberdeen Works

 

Francis Howard, silversmith, established his company in 1870, on completion of his apprenticeship, and, in 1873, moved into this custom-built factory in the centre of Sheffield.  The firm is still there and still in family ownership and claims to be the longest established silversmiths in the country.

 

Aberdeen Works

 

Francis Howard, silversmith, established his company in 1870, on completion of his apprenticeship, and, in 1873, moved into this custom-built factory in the centre of Sheffield.  The firm is still there and still in family ownership and claims to be the longest established silversmiths in the country.

 

comments (7)

Love that bold sign on the handsome brick! How great that it's still family owned!
Tom Wilson: It really pulls the eye when you walk down that street!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 May 2019, 06:57
Wow - this is impressive Tom
Tom Wilson: Family firms last longest smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 May 2019, 10:06
What a lovely building and wonderful that it is still being used.
Tom Wilson: Well, it must be long past its best - they really could do with moving to a modern building.
It is nice to see these big buildings still working or housing.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I was surprised to see that it was still a working factory - right in the middle of town! However, I suspect that the working conditions could do with an upgrade!
Good to see, Tom, why is it called that though ?
Tom Wilson: Beats me, Frank - there's nothing on their Website to explain the name.
Surely after all those years it must be a listed building eing a part of Sheffields heritage.
Tom Wilson: No, it's not listed, Brian - I don't think the architecture is of sufficient quality - many of the same type have been demolished over the years, with new works constructed in more industrial parts of the city.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 31 May 2019, 02:33
looks like a fine old structure

any chance it will be transformed into condominiums?

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