VIDEO - ‘Lost’ photos of Sheffield

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A historic collection of lost photographs, showing a developing Sheffield from the 1960s, will go on display today.

The images, of which there are more than 500, were unearthed in a basement at The University of Sheffield during building works over the summer.

Philip Brown, Joseph carr and Dr Alasdair Rae with some of the views of Sheffield from the 1960's

Philip Brown, Joseph carr and Dr Alasdair Rae with some of the views of Sheffield from the 1960's

University students worked painstakingly to digitise the collection, which is now available to view through an online archive at www.flickr.com/people/jrjamesarchive

The photographs were the property of JR ‘Jimmy’ James - Chief Planner at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government between 1967 and 1977.

The exhibition, which provides a nostalgic view of the city, with images of Meadowhall and Ponds Forge under construction, will open today in the Faculty of Social Sciences ICOSS building.