Anglo Works (But Not Like It Used To)

TRIPPET LANE & HOLLY STREET, SHEFFIELD (c1982) Another foggy, snow-covered day in Sheffield in the early 1980s (did I only ever venture out with my camera when there was Snow on the ground?). Even I don't need help with the location of this particular photograph: whilst there have been so many changes to this part … Continue reading Anglo Works (But Not Like It Used To)

Sheffield In Colour

View From Kelvin Flats, Sheffield (c 1984) Colour photographs used to be a luxury. Colour film was much more expensive than black and white film, and home processing was not a cheap option. Family pressure meant that I would have to load my camera with a colour film for holidays, but for when I was … Continue reading Sheffield In Colour

City In The Sky

PARK SQUARE, SHEFFIELD (c1983) I must have take this photograph of the iconic Hyde Park and Park Hill flats in Sheffield when I was living in the city in the 1980s. Some fifteen years earlier - as a young man, I should point out - I remember being part of a delegation visiting the development … Continue reading City In The Sky

Steam Geolocation

TINSLEY WEST SIGNAL BOX, SHEFFIELD (c1983) The kids these days have it easy: pick up their smartphones, click the button, and applecadabra they have a photograph which is automatically dated and geolocated to within a metre of where they are standing. When I was a young lad - alright, when I was pushing middle age … Continue reading Steam Geolocation

Steel City Snow

More photographs of Sheffield from the 1980s. Looking back at these old photographs of mine, I can't help but try to identify what has changed, not so much in terms of buildings, but in terms of the feel and the atmosphere. These grainy black and white images are responsible for a lot of the perceived … Continue reading Steel City Snow

Rainy Days And Mondays

Here is another of my photographs of Sheffield taken back in the 1980s. The common feature of so many of these seems to be that they were taken on rainy days and Mondays, but there were still shops on the streets, cars on the roads and shoppers going about their business. This is Surrey Street, … Continue reading Rainy Days And Mondays

Another Snowy Night In Sheffield

Another set of photographs from the early 1980s in Sheffield. Perhaps it was always snowing in winter in Sheffield forty years ago, but more likely these photographs were taken on the same night as the ones I featured a couple of weeks ago. The weather may have been bad, but it didn't stop people going … Continue reading Another Snowy Night In Sheffield

A Snowy Night In Sheffield

A series of five photographs from a recently scanned strip of negatives. They date from my time living in Sheffield in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Something about the grain of the images and the grittiness of the off-white snow seems to fit in with my memory of the times. There really should be … Continue reading A Snowy Night In Sheffield