SK3587 : The Sheffield Water Works Company

taken 4 years ago, near to Sheffield, Great Britain

The Sheffield Water Works Company
The Sheffield Water Works Company
The title of this photo is the name on the building, bearing a date of 1867, but it is in fact now a Wetherspoon pub. See also SK3587 : Sheffield: the Sheffield Water Works Company.

Listed grade 2 (list entry 1247523). When the English Heritage Inspector wrote the description in 1995 it was still described as an office building and "interior not inspected". Time they went back, inspected it and had a drink.
Wetherspoon
Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, Wetherspoon is a large chain of pubs with over 1000 pubs [2018] around the UK, run by JD Wetherspoon plc.

Unlike other large chains, Wetherspoon do not operate their own brewery.

Wetherspoon are known for not playing any music.

According to the company website, the name Wetherspoon came from one of Martin's teachers in New Zealand, while the initials are those of Sheriff J D Hogg from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

Wetherspoon also run Lloyd's N 1 Bars which play music.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1867 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3515 8717 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.8131N 1:28.3836W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3517 8716
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Former Water Board Office  J D Wetherspoon  Grade II Listed 

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