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    Nice visit to my home city
    I could have helped with a better razor than the plastic junk
    Did you get to visit any other works or sites of them ?
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    Very nice pictures. I live very close to Sheffield myself and get into the city every once in a while, but I didn't know about some of the places you have shown there. I guess I will be dragging Mrs Porl around them next time we visit. She will be thrilled
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    yes! thanks for posting, very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 782sirbrian View Post
    Nice visit to my home city
    I could have helped with a better razor than the plastic junk
    Did you get to visit any other works or sites of them ?
    I ended up having a pretty limited time but made it out to Sheaf Quay and wandered around the city quite a lot. I visited the Cutlers' Co Hall as well for a tour and to briefly speak with the archival staff, who were incredibly nice and helpful. Since the trip was somewhat last-minute, I hadn't really had a lot of precise research questions prepared, for which the Cutlers' Co could have been invaluable. I was really impressed with some of the more modern architecture and energy of the city, though that was mostly in the center, and I'm sure helped a lot by the presence of the Uni there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Part III. I had a one-night stay at Kenwood Hall, now a Best Western (Plus). The hotel was fantastically unimpressive - just like any other Best Western you can imagine. But a stroll along the grounds revealed the former majesty of the estate where George Wostenholm lived. There are parts of it where you can still find indications of the original owner:

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    The original parts of it are still quite wonderful (the second photo is a view from my room):

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    When I had checked in and realized that I didn't have anything to shave with, I went to the front desk to request something. I was given a truly terrible disposable razor kit that can only come from a hotel, and the worker at the desk said as he gave it to me "here you go, the best razor that money can't buy". I don't even think he was aware of the monumental irony of the situation. It was a bit reminiscent, for those who have seen The Grand Budapest Hotel, of one of the final scenes where the hotel is in an ugly modern drab and the new concierge has just gone missing.
    Reminds me of the time a member said he couldn't find any good old German razors when visiting Solingen!

    Thanks for the post! Definitely too much history to post, but a nice look at what those historical buildings look like now (and some did before) and you covered the high points of interest.

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    Thanks for the wonderful pictures and info.
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    Thank you for sharing your trip with us!
    Cheers.

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    Thats just amazing! Nice old buildings, red bricks are by far my favourite!

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    Thank you Sir, that was an interesting post. That would be a sweet trip to go on last minute even! Very much appreciate your sharing it with us
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    Bravo! Thank you sir.
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