Sheffield residents to take a step back in time

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Sheffield residents can take a step back in time at the screening of rare footage showing what the Park area of the city was like before Park Hill flats were built.

Friends of Sheaf Valley Park are screening the footage at the Victoria Centre, Stafford Road, Sheffield.

The archive footage was filmed by the city’s Health Department to record the poor living conditions and steep alleyways leading down to Midland Station at the time.

Former residents of the once densely populated area also talk of their memories of the area.

On the night of the screening resident in the audience will be able to talk about their experiences of living in the area.

The event has been organised by Friends of Sheaf Valley Park to raise funds for the annual Sheaf Valley Park Community Festival to be held in the amphitheatre above the station on Saturday, September 6.

Friends of Sheaf Valley Park was founded in 2008 to promote and support the use of South Street Park and the Cholera Monument and Gardens.

Tickets for the screening at 4pm on Saturday, March 22 can be bought on the door for £3.