Green Spirit x Phlegm

1. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020422E

 

2. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020423E

These photographs, taken on 9 May 2017, feature vintage Phlegm artwork painted on Castlegate.  The shutter on a shop called Green Spirit was painted approximately eight years ago.  The shop which sold all things hydroponic closed a few years ago when they moved to larger premises.  Phlegms artwork remains, although it is gradually being reclaimed by the elements.  I enjoyed finding new plant life sprouting from Phlegms artwork on a shop called Green Spirit! Back to nature and all that…

Visit Phlegms more recent work in Sheffield from 2016 as a work in progress HERE and as a finished mural HERE

More Phlegm on this site HERE

Visit Phlegms website HERE

Dan on the Don

3. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020461E

 

1. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020450E

 

4. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020462E

 

2. Dan on the Don | 10 May 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020456E

Dan is back on the River Don creating his wonderful sculptures from materials found in the river.  He created his first set of temporary sculptures late in 2016.  Over the winter months the flow and the rising of the river has returned them to the river bed.

Click HERE to see one of his sculptures from November last year.

Click HERE to see more images of his original 2016 sculptures over on Postcard Cafe

Grosvenor House Hotel | 1966-2017

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Opened in 1966 the Grosvenor House Hotel was a familiar landmark of the Sheffield city skyline. Demolition began in 2016 and the hotel, car park and shops that were on the same site finally became dust in 2017. The photographs featured in the gallery were taken between 2009 – 2016.

Also featured in some of the photographs are other buildings which have since disappeared, the old fire station and the buildings on Charter Row.  The Telecom Tower is now student accommodation and the BT logo has been removed.

Click HERE to view a set of images taken in 2016 of the car park located beneath the main hotel building.

Watch the wonderful 1966 Movietone News film footage of the hotel below

 

E.Coli | It’s Not All Bad News…

1.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040760

 

2.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040761

 

3.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040768

 

4.  E.Coli by Luke Jerram | Sheffield Winter Gardens | 31 October 2015 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1040769

E.Coli sculpture by Luke Jerram at Sheffield Winter Gardens 31 October 2015.

I found these images in my archive from a couple of years ago, so I’m afraid this one is a little bit late!  I thought they were worth sharing if only to acknowledge that even bits of nature we perceive to be bad can be also be good.

Because of the harm it can do to humans E.Coli generally gets a bad press.  It wasn’t until I saw this sculpture and the description in the last photograph that I learned how scientists have been able to separate the good from the bad and the ugly…

“Everyman” by Joseph Rodgers

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Answers on a postcard* please…

Todays blog post is something a bit different.  It is a little bit of Sheffield but quite what it is remains a mystery to me!

The photographs show the “Everyman” made by Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield.  I have no idea what it is or indeed what it might be used for?  It has perplexed everyone who has seen it!   In fact the only reason I have it is because I was so intrigued by it!  The big question and the reason for this post is to see if anyone might know what the “Everyman” was for?

As can be seen in the photographs, it comes housed in a tailor made plastic wallet.  It is approximately 5.5cm long (the drawing pins in one of the photographs give a sense of scale).

When turned the knurled brass wheel makes the outer stainless sides slide in opposite directions to a fixed point determined by the angled slots. Two of the photos show the “Everyman” in it’s fully extended position.  I’m guessing this gadget dates from the late 60’s or 70’s.

My searches on the internet have turned up no information whatsoever.

*I would be very grateful if anyone has any ideas about the “Everyman” if they would be kind enough to share them in the comments section below.  It’s a long-shot but does anyone reading this in Sheffield know someone who worked at Joseph Rodgers?  It would be great to unravel the mystery of this little item…

Thanks.