Nuts in May – Part Two| Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

Nuts in May Part One can be viewed HERE

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

Nuts in May | Park Hill 2017

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While visiting Park Hill I spotted that thousands of hexagonal nuts have been discarded along the length of the new steel fence.  Not someone who likes to see things simply going to waste I thought I’d re-purpose a few and documented the results.

The title for this post has been borrowed from Mike Leigh

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I paint my boyfriend's toenails and he shaves my head | © Little Bits of Sheffield 2017 |  SP102070BWE

My decision to walk along a road which I rarely go down was rewarded when I stumbled upon this wonderful statement…

If I had a top ten favourite pieces of graffiti then I’m pretty sure this would be in the top five!

Another in my top five I found at Steeley Magnasite works near Hartlepool.  It’s worth a look: HERE

To celebrate a new entry into my top ten I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs from another local treasure (sadly they split up years ago).

(Park) Hill Fort

 

The latest ‘development’ at Park Hill would appear to be rather expensive looking steel fortifications which completely surround the empty housing complex.  There is still no sign of any real work happening.  I assume the new steel fence is intended to keep people out.  However, while I was taking the images in the gallery I met a group of young people.  They explained they have already found a way through the railings and they were about to head into the flats to take some photographs…

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

“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.