The Skip Collection ~ Part 1

Broomhall Adventures in the 1970s

Local Resident, Charlie, brought us a folder of old photographs she had discovered in a skip in Broomhall! They include images from the 1970s and some of the 1980s, and mainly show the Adventure playground, the protest to keep the playground open, young people’s trips, activities in the Broomspring Centre and some of the 1970s Summer Fayres. As we digitized them all we referred to them as the Skip Collection…

This set shows young people in the Adventure Playground and the pigeon lofts.

Skip Collection ~ Part 2

This page was added by Jennie Beard on 28/03/2015.

Comments about this page

  • Great photos. They should be digitised and a copy with information lodged in the V&A Museum of Childhood. I would like to know if Gell St AP was part of John Winkley’s responsibility as play officer for the City Council.

    By donne buck (15/12/2015)
  • Thanks for your comment. All the photos that the project gathered are being given to Sheffield Archives for posterity, but your suggestion that they warrant inclusion in a national collection is a great idea! I will make contact with them to find out about their policies on including such submissions. Regarding your question of whether Gell St Adventure Playground was part of John Winkley’s responsibility as play officer for the City Council – I’m afraid I have no idea! If you felt like looking into it, please do – and let us know the outcome, as we can include it in the page. Thanks again for your feedback. Richard (Website Coordinator)

    By Richard Freeston (17/12/2015)

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