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The name of the building on suffolk rd next to coop funeral care. That is now being developed into student flats. Think it was stood empty for a while. I'm sure I heard of a connection to the little mesters.

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It was a Company called Laycocks, They made and supplied polishing mops for the Engineering industry.

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It was a Company called Laycocks, They made and supplied polishing mops for the Engineering industry.

They were major suppliers of all types of polishing materials for the Cutlery industry not Engineering, beside Laycocks in the adjoining building was C Walkers Cutlery firm in the 60s and 70s.

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I'm glad we're getting to the bottom of this now...

 

Hey FoxyDebs! Are you satiated now or do you want more?

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They were major suppliers of all types of polishing materials for the Cutlery industry not Engineering, beside Laycocks in the adjoining building was C Walkers Cutlery firm in the 60s and 70s.

 

The Company I used to work from bought from Laycocks and we supplied Engineering Companies

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In the 70's and 80's Laycocks sublet to Hill Bros, Warris &co andCamelot.Before Laycocks Shaw &Fisher used part of these buildings.It was rumoured before this A Friendly Society occupied part or all of the building​ to store deeds etc in a strong room.This was later used by Laycocks to store pumice for the buffers to use.

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That's the name I remember seeing on side of building laycocks. It was a blue building if I recall correctly.

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Picture here from 1965 "Suffolk Road from junction with Fornham Street. No 35/37, W.W. Laycock and Sons Ltd, Polishing Mops and Buffs Manufacturers, Nos 39/41, C.P. Walker and Co. Ltd., Cutlery Manufacturers" - http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s19773&prevUrl=

 

and one here from 2013 - http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?action=zoomWindow&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;c04169&prevUrl=

 

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Wasn't there a car dealers next to there Holmes & Younie, did Renault's perhaps ?

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I just had a look on Google Street View and at first got this - https://www.dropbox.com/s/88hbgmnqpzogcoi/suffolk_road_1.png?dl=0

 

Then stepped back a few yards and got the later picture here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ernaiiu0cjamfwp/suffolk_road_2.png?dl=0

 

If you are asked to sign in you can just close the sign in window to view.

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In the 90's my bus to work would pass there and there was always a grey coloured Sierra Cosworth parked outside, that i'd oggle at.

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Wasn't there a car dealers next to there Holmes & Younie, did Renault's perhaps ?

 

Holmes and Younie. Renault Dealers were opposite

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