A Look Round Attercliffe

Mike Higginbottom


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Architectural and social history
Fee:
Paid: Dependent on size of audience and distance travelled from South Yorkshire
Category:
History
Updated:
14th August 2019

The Lower Don Valley was the powerhouse of Sheffield’s heavy steel industry and Attercliffe was where its workers lived. Though many buildings have disappeared what remains is a fascinating insight into the life of a once-thriving community.

Mike Higginbottom has been photographing the changes in the Valley since the mid-1970s.

His presentation highlights the significance of what has gone and what is left, and reflects on why it’s important to remember Attercliffe’s past while safeguarding its remaining heritage for the future.

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About Mike Higginbottom

I am a freelance history lecturer specialising in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a background in university extramural education.

I offer distinctive, life-enhancing insights into the past, particularly the recent past, for people who enjoy visiting places and recognising the human stories behind this historical heritage.

I lecture for the Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies [NADFAS]) in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Whether lecturing, writing or guiding tours, I provide detailed information in a lucid and entertaining way.  My publications and lectures are copiously illustrated, as much as possible using my own photography.

Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times is the brand for my history education work – tours, lectures and publications. My blog is a fund of interesting, sometimes quirky insights into places, people and historical events.

I'm based in Sheffield and willing to travel anywhere in the UK or further afield.


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