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Kangaroo Works Wellington Street has been demolished

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Latterly a boxing gym, the Kangaroo works were demolished recently. I don't know what happened to the stone Kangaroo trade mark over the door, presumably the demolition team get to sell these kind of things to reclamation firms as part of the contract.

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See the last ever published photograph of the Kangaroo Works on Wellington Street

Magickal journey

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/arts/M...rney.3708616.jp

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The works entrance has indeed been demolished (apart from the stone pier down one side) but it was rescued by Ken Hawley.

It has been agreed between the Ken Hawley Collection Trust and the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust that the entrance arch should be re-erected on the outside of the restored building at the Kelham Island Museum which will be the new home of the Hawley Tool Collection.

We still need to get our hands on the pier still in situ but be assured the Kangaroo trade mark is intact.

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i manage to get a photo of the kangaroo works gate/archway wellington st before its demise!

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Trafalgar & Kangaroo Works, Sheffield

Prior to these two works being demolished, ARCUS was commissioned to produce a measured survey of the entire complex.

http://arcus.group.shef.ac.uk/trafalgar_kangaroo.php?p=cs

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Tha Kangaroo Works Arch has now been re-erected at the Kelham Island Museum to form the external entrance to the building which will house the Ken Hawley Tool Collection when it is moved in there over the next few months. The arch is slightly shorter so that it would fit in to the restored Russell Works building that will house the Collection. It was a little battered from the original demolition but it is largely intact and yesterday the Kangaroos nose was having a nose job to restore its original features!

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Great news, fine photo by the way.

Thank you and Welcome to the site.

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