Friday, 30 January 2015

1237 : The Brooklyn Bridge To Kelham Island


KELHAM ISLAND, SHEFFIELD : ALAN BURNETT (Circa 1983)

The "island" that is Kelham Island was created by the construction of a mill race from the River Don that rums through the district. At one time it was the home of numerous steel works - some of the specialist steel used in the construction of Brooklyn Bridge was forged on Kelham Island - but in the mid twentieth century the area was in industrial free-fall. Thirty years after my photograph was taken, the area is now alive with cafe-bars, smart new apartments and art centres.

1 comment:

Chairman Bill said...

Need an updated photo from the same point.

Would be even better if you could find one from its high point when producing steel.