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    Very special batch of images, Hughie and agreed with Silent Hill. They should be displayed in an exhibition. Sheffield is now a very forward looking city and very proud of its heritage. I would think that you would have a great opportunity to show these fine works and they would be received well.



    Although I do have a strong bias about Sheffield ;)

    Music wasn't bad either!

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    Beautiful photos!
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    [QUOTE=HughieD;254735]Back in 1989 the East End of Sheffield, Attercliffe and Brightside, resembled something out of 'Apocolypse Now'.

    Some parts of Sheffield STILL resemble something out of 'Apocalypse Now'!

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    Those photos were superb,thanks for sharing.

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    That's some proper history right there! Fantastic stuff.

    They might be giants AND Aztec Camera... :D

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    Simply stunning - This is what its all about :yes:

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    Thank you all for your lovely comments. I only found Derelict Places a few weeks ago. I'm so pleased to find such a great bunch of like-minded people interested in exploring, photography, dereliction and architecture.

    I've just found a few more pictures - including some rare colour pictures.


    Eastend27_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr


    Eastend26_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr


    Eastend25_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr


    Eastend28_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ...and one last black and white one....


    Eastend24_1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Fantastic photos, especially the third colour one that's a cracker, Film certainly gives a new dimension to the images that you don't get with digital.
    I'm OK it's all the others...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    OK, so there's been a bit of lead time in me sharing this explore (23 years to be exact). But hopefully people will find it interesting. Here's a bit of background.

    Back in 1989 the East End of Sheffield, Attercliffe and Brightside, resembled something out of 'Apocolypse Now'. It was a very sad fall from grace for the area of a city that was once the powerhouse of the industrial revolution and home of Benjamin Huntsman who pioneered the crucible steel process back in 1740 and Harry Brearley who discovered stainless steel in 1912. The year of 1989 was a particularly grim one for Sheffield. The city, already reeling from the terminal decline of its once proud steel industry, then endured the horrors of the Hillsborough Disaster. You could almost taste the desolation in
    I started an apprenticeship just outside Sheffield around the time these were taken. Used to walk accross the building site of Meadowhall every morning- have you any pictures of what that area looked like before the land was sold off for a quid? One of my first explores was after I deviated from the canal and into a site under the viaduct (hatields I think). I think the decline was just starting. I remember seeing the weekly job vacancies notices outside many industrial sites, you could literally walk out on one job Friday and start another Monday back in the day. My mum's dad was a foreman at forgemasters and the genorisity of people in thay day was incredible, if he was waiting a bus, he would pay the fare of everyone waiting, if he knew them or not.

    I was up on Wincobank Hill looking across towards Tinsley sheds were just last Friday, and I saw the orange glow of steel being brought out. Last Summer, I was talking to security at Shepcote lane steelworks, and now the main plant has gone, he told me they cannot keep up with orders.

    I think the irony of meadowhall is when it was built, job creation was a major selling point to Sheffield as the process of industrial decline bit in, but now we see the same changes occuring in the retail sector. People finding cheaper and more convienient ways of doing what they need to do.

    it's a whole new landscape now, still got the same level of council ineptitude we had that gave us a licensing officer (still employed by the council) that failed to ensure compliance at Hillsborough (Many agencies seemed to have slipped under the responsibility radar regarding that event) . Now the council want to close a range of facilities down including everything from respite centres to Don Valley Stadium.
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    i find it quite sad seeing the decline of sheffields industrial past much the same as leicesters hosiery and northamptons shoe trade

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