Contributors

Here are some of our most regular contributors to the website, who've provided the group with many great photos taken by themselves and from other people found in archives.


Hedley Bishop

Website: http://picturesofsheffield.jigsy.com

Where are you from? Sheffield

What made you create Pictures of Sheffield Old and New? I created the group because I love Sheffield and am keen to show images of it past and present. I also want future generations to have a record of Sheffield as it is now.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield? I love Graves Park.

Anything else to declare? I was born in Jordanthorpe and have lived all over Sheffield. I am a mental health nurse and I love music.


 

Jim Lambert

Wesite: www.panoramio.com/user/2117253

Where are you from? Born within walking distance of Sheffield City Centre and I've lived within walking distance of the city centre all of my life.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield?  I have two favourite places in Sheffield. One is The General Cemetery, with its incredible Sheffield history and beatiful stoneworks and architecture. The other is Parkwood Springs (where the big communication aerial is, at the top of Rutland Road), a place that should be compulsory for all Sheffielders to visit at sunrise for a panoramic view of Sheffield that is simply stunning.

What camera/s do you use? Until recently my camera was a very simple fixed lens Fuji Finepix s5800 that cost less than my phone! Now I am currently the (slightly baffled) owner of a Nikon D90.

How did you get into photography? I got into photography to lose weight! Years ago I stopped smoking and put on almost 2 stone in weight. So I started going for long walks in the morning, then realised that the more I walked the more interesting Sheffield became and... well here we are three years on, 2 stone lighter and a collection of over 5000 pictures!

Anything else to declare? Full name: James Richard Lambert born on New Year's Eve 1955. First school: St Marie's Catholic School on Edmund Road, then to Norfolk School. First job (1970) as Ringtons Tea Delivery boy, then on to another famous Sheffield name: Henry Wigfall and Sons as a warehouseman at Rutland Road.


Charlie Barker

Website: http://charliebarker.jigsy.com & www.charliebarkermusic.com

Where are you from? Sheffield born and bred.

How did you get involved with Pictures of Sheffield Old & New? I came across the Facebook purely by chance and joined. I've always had a fascination with local history and loved the way people could contribute both old and new interpretations of the city. I've started doing freelance photography and thought I'd submit some of my work to the group and was delighted when I was asked to take part in their exhibition.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield? The General Cemetery on Cemetary Road, Sharrow. Since visiting the place as a child on a school trip I developed an interest in the history of the cemetery, it's architechture and picturesqe and peaceful scenery. There are many interesting people burried there from Christian missionaries to local businessment of note and ordinary, everyday people each with a story to tell. It's a joy to photograph and explore.

What camera/s do you use? Nikon D70 and Fuji FinePix S9500 Zoom.

How did you get into photography? I've always loved taking pictures since I was old enough to understand how a camera worked. I initially bought my Fuji digital camera in my mid to late teens and started to photograph musicians and performers at live events. I then worked at my university newspaper whilst studying Media and Journalism, working with PR companies and artists to photograph live music events for the paper. After graduating I switched over to my Nikon camera and do freelance photography.

Anything else to declare? I also work as a musician playing acoustic guitar, cello and am a vocalist too. I regularly contribute to my local radio stations as an specialist in music, entertainment, art, film and performance.


George James Buckley

Where are you from? Sheffield born and bred.

How did you get involved with Pictures of Sheffield Old & New? 
I saw the link from another site called, Closing Time-A Lost Pub Site. Love all the old photos; photos of buildings and some of the contemporary ones. This group is great because there are some nice people in it.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield? The Lyceum Theatre.

What camera/s do you use? Olympus 1000 All Weather.

How did you get into photography? Photography is a by product of my other hobby, pubs. In the 1980s I went in every pub and bar in Sheffield and am now following the trail again to try and get a photo of all the pubs that are left. I am also very interested in the history of Sheffield and collect books of old photos. I always carry my camera with me wherever I go.


Lillian Hatch

Where are you from? Sheffield.

How did you get involved with Pictures of Sheffield Old & New? I got involved with the group after my husband Brian joined he group and kept showing me pictures that were posted by him and other members of the group. I was fascinated by the pictures of bygone times. I joined the group as I have always had an interest in photography and was born in Sheffield. The group gives all of us the chance to witness the highs and lows of this great city. We also have a pictorial history of the buildings we have lost and the new buildings springing up as Sheffield goes through many changes.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield? One of my favourite places in Sheffield is the town hall and surrounding buildings and peace gardens. This area of Sheffield has seen many changes.

What camera/s do you use? Canon 350D, Canon PowerShot A470 and my mobile phone camera which is a Carl Zeiss 5mp on a Nokia N79.


Ian Spooner

Website: www.ims-photography.co.uk

Where are you from? Sheffield.

How did you get involved with Pictures of Sheffield Old & New? I found the group by accident and thought it was a great idea to keep a record of a very fast changing Sheffield before things disapear altogether. I already had a large selection of Sheffield shots and the group is a great place to share them.

Where's your favourite place in Sheffield? Grenoside Village.

What camera/s do you use? Canon EOS 5d, Pro Lenses 24-70, 70-200f2.8. Canon 30d for back up.

How did you get into photography? I studied art at what was then Granville College, which included photography and darkroom courses. I then went on to work at The University of Sheffield Printing dept and the after keeping up photography as a hobby I was offered the job of photographer in the PR office. I left the Uni after 20 years and I am now a full time professional freelance photographer, working for clients around Sheffield.

Anything else to declare? Always lived in Sheffield. I still paint and draw as a hobby and exhibit and sell when possible. I am the Chairman of Grenoside Art Group.

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