Photographs of Sheffield, 1969-1970 | Mick Jones

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Photos of Sheffield 1969-70 by Mick Jones.

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.

Ordinary People

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 1970s
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 1960s 1970s Sheffield
Suedeheads in the Hole In The Road, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.

Gallery

Photo of Sheffield in 1969.
Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo Looking down the Haymarket, Sheffield, 1969.
Looking down the Haymarket, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Top Of The Moor. Sheffield, Christmas, 1969.
Top Of The Moor. Sheffield, Christmas, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of a Mother and child. Sheffield, 1969.
Mother and child on the bus. Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of the Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of the Hole In The Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Hole in the road Sheffield 1970s
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of the Hole In The Road, Sheffield, 1970.
Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of the entrance to 'The Hole In The Road' Sheffield, 1970.
Entrance to the Hole in the Road, Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Paulden's, Sheffield, 1969.
Coffee in Paulden's Department Store. Sheffield, 1969. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Sheffield City Centre, 1970
Sheffield City Centre, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Sheffield, 1970
Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Sheffield, 1970
Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of Lyon Street. Sheffield, 1970.
Lyon Street. Sheffield, 1970. Photo © Mick Jones.
Photo of 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.

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