A Look Round Attercliffe

Attercliffe Common, Sheffield (1977)

The Lower Don Valley was the powerhouse of Sheffield’s heavy steel industry and Attercliffe was where its workers lived.  Though many buildings have disappeared what remains is a fascinating insight into the life of a once-thriving community.

Mike Higginbottom has been photographing the changes in the Valley since the mid-1970s.

His presentation highlights the significance of what has gone and what is left, and reflects on why it’s important to remember Attercliffe’s past while safeguarding its remaining heritage for the future.

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