30 years of Sheffield United pictures brought to book in memory of photographer Martyn Harrison

A new book featuring 30 years of Sheffield United photography has gone on sale in memory of the man behind the lens.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 4:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:36 pm
The cover of new Sheffield United book 'Baldy's Blades' which is out now, priced £10
The cover of new Sheffield United book 'Baldy's Blades' which is out now, priced £10

Blades club photographer Martyn Harrison, affectionately as ‘Baldy’ and a well-known face on the sidelines at Bramall Lane, died last year after a short battle with cancer.

Over 200 images have been put together by United’s programme editor Kevin Cookson, along with current club photographer Simon Bellis for a book entitled ‘Baldy’s Blades’, launched today on what would have been Martyn’s 61st birthday.

Martyn Harrison

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All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Care, as requested by Martyn before he died.

“He was diagnosed in August and passed away in December and during that time we talked over a lot of things and one was the book and the fact that he wanted Macmillan to be the charity to benefit,” said Kevin.

Among the highlights are examples of Martyn’s early work from the 1980s,coverage from Neil Warnock’s reign as Blades boss and images from Martyn’s personal collection.

The book, priced at £10, is available at the Blades Superstore and at {http://www.sufcdirect.co.uk/books-stationery/books/3136_Baldys-Blades.html|SUFC Direct|CLICK HERE}

Martyn Harrison

To win a copy, answer this question: Who was the manager when Sheffield United won promotion to the Premier League in 2005/6?

Email the answer to [email protected] with your contact details. Closing date, August 5, 2016.