Escalator leading from the Hole in the Road to the High Street, Sheffield.

Gravedigging, Orgreave, protest marches - new pictures reveal life in Sheffield in the 1980s

A new book devling into Sheffield’s past shows never before seen photos of the city in the 1980s.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 3:22 pm

Images of the Past: Sheffield in the 1980s highlights thesocial, industrial and economic changes imposed on the Sheffield area during the 1980s and have been captured with remarkable clarity in this second Images of the Past book featuring the work of freelance photographer Martin Jenkinson.

Authors Mark Metcalf and Justine Jenkinson said: “So whilst some of the images in this book capture joy and laughter they also exhibit suffering.

“They provide a loud cry for social justice, a better world where unemployment is no more, poverty is swept away and everyone, black and white, male and female can enjoy a life where their talents are used for the collective improvement of all.

“Jenkinson's photographs are about a world we still must aim to obtain.”

To buy the book, priced £11.99 click here

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