After hearing many stories of the abandoned medical centre in Sheffield over the years, it’s been a site I’ve been wanting to check out. I was always told there is no way of finding it and only certain urban explorers have been able too, I do know people have searched and searched and just haven’t been able to find it over the years and I am pleased to say we did manage to find it and it is completely abandoned and is easily accessible.
This former medical centre would have been used to treat injured workers and although not quite underground it is buried.
Firth Brown Steels was initially formed in 1902, when Sheffield steelmakers John Brown and Company exchanged shares and came to a working agreement with neighbouring company Thomas Firth & Sons. In 1908 the two companies came together and established the Brown Firth Research Laboratories and it was here, in 1912, under the leadership of Harry Brearley they developed high chrome stainless steel. The companies continued under their own management until they formally merged in 1930 becoming Firth Brown Steels. The company was amalgamated into Sheffield Forgemasters in 1982.
There is rumour it could have been used to treat ww2 soldiers but how true that is I dont know, however, it does seem to have been used after the war has graffiti on the walls display the date ‘1956’ .
Within a Sheffield Forum there is entries which appear to back this up. One former employee recounts a visit their in the late 1970s or early ’80s with a friend who’d injured his leg in an industrial accident.
I am pleased not many have been in because even though it is in a state of disrepair it isn’t cluttered with rubbish and such things that these abandoned places normally have.
On going in, there is a heavy feel, which I can’t quite explain.
At one point I was stood on myown and heard footsteps which made me feel slightly intimidated and I felt like a male presence may have been stood there.
As the team speak about this, a mist appears to go over my face, which we aren’t claiming to be paranormal but there is a clear mist that goes across which we try to recreate in that moment and can’t.
We did hear what we thought was voices, mainly of a women but towards the end of a male.
The static meter went off and the temperature pod. The temperature pod indicated a 5 degree decrease in temperature to a steady room temperature then a 5 degree increase in temperature, which was interesting .
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