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Historic CEAG Building Demolition Begins

Tuesday July 31 2012


Sun Rise From Ceag Building Sun Rise From Ceag Building


DEMOLITION of the former CEAG building in Barnsley has begun this month - but the council say it does not herald the start of the market's project.

The building, on Kendray Street, is expected to be fully flattened by the end of September - during which time the nearby railway tracks will be closed for three nights.

A council spokesman said: "Although the site is part of the Marketplace Barnsley scheme, the demolition work does not signify the start of the larger development. Undertaking the demolition at this early stage will, however, provide a cleared site for the development."

The large decorative lamps on the top of the building - which are around five times larger than a real colliery lamp - will be saved for display at the Experience Barnsley museum in the Town Hall.

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Reply Posted by fred on Tuesday July 31 2012 at 10:27
Shame there is no real use for this building, but i suppose things move on, rip ceag

Reply Posted by Dave on Tuesday July 31 2012 at 11:21
I worked in the CEAG building from 1995-2002 and was always lead to believe the frontage was listed and therefore would have to be retained. I guess that was just a myth then, a shame really.

Reply Posted by Trevor Smith on Tuesday July 31 2012 at 21:17
I worked at Ceag as a 15 year old in 1969, my take home pay was £3 18sh 6d. It was weird that just before my 16th Birthday when I was due a really big payrise, I was told that I did not have an Engineering brain and was let go. 35 years later I finished in Engineering to take a post in Health & Social Care. funny that

Reply Posted by on Wednesday August 1 2012 at 22:32
my aunt worked in ceag in the lighting bit she worked there from leavin school til it closed