Entrance to the Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970.

Photographs of Sheffield, 1969-1970 | Mick Jones

British Culture Archive

Mick was born and raised in Sheffield. Growing up on Park Hill he enrolled on a Graphic Design course at Sheffield College of Art in 1968. As part of his course work he was asked to photograph his home city of Sheffield. During 1969-1970 he came ‘down from the hill’ and let loose with his camera, he captured what he knew –  the daily lives of the ordinary people of his home city. Mick’s photos of Sheffield are a stunning time capsule of the era and a brief insight into a world that now seems so distant.

Park Hill Flats. Sheffield, 1969.
Park Hill Flats Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.

Suedeheads

It was a time of mods and rockers, skins and suedes – a bit of a rough and ready time for some but there was hope for a brighter, more modern future. Sheffield has never wallowed in nostalgia, it has always changed – but often it’s important to look back and reflect, to see how the city and its people have changed. 

Suedeheads in the hole in the road.
Suedeheads in the Hole In The Road, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.

Gallery

Sheffield, 1969.
Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Looking down the Haymarket
Looking down the Haymarket, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Top Of The Moor. Sheffield, Christmas, 1969.
Top Of The Moor. Sheffield, Christmas, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Mother and child on the bus. Sheffield, 1969.
Mother and child on the bus. Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Entrance to the Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Entrance to the Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Coffee in Paulden's Department Store. Sheffield, 1969.
Coffee in Paulden's Department Store. Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Sheffield City Centre, 1970.
Sheffield City Centre, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Sheffield, 1970.
Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Sheffield City Centre, 1970.
Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Lyon Street. Sheffield, 1970.
Lyon Street. Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Kids at Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, 1970.
Kids at Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Mick Jones self portrait. Sheffield, 1969.
Mick Jones self portrait. Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.

The View From The Hill

All the images in our gallery are included in Mick’s book ‘The View From The Hill’ which has been published by 1889 Books. You can order a copy here.

Photographs of Sheffield, 1969-1970 | Mick Jones

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