Woollen Signs, Sheffield

  Woollen Signs was a Sheffield company who made signs…out of wool.

Woollen & Co Ltd was established in Sheffield in 1883 by Edwin James Woollen, a signwriter and Frederick Ibbotson, a lithographic printer. By 1897 Woollens had become a limited company and was based at 35 Carver Street in Sheffield. (info from the late 0742/Mark Wallis)

At some point they moved to Love Street and then in 2005 moved to new premises.

In 2008 Woollen & Co ceased trading after 125 years in business following a takeover. However a new company Woollen Signs Limited rose from the ashes and seems to be trading successfully.

In the time since my last visit, not much seems to have changed at all.

There are reminders of Sheffield’s brewing past everywhere.

Arty effort using a drying rack

Old school Mac

 

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