Chapel Flat Dyke Boat

In March 1963, during work at the Steel Peech and Tozer factory in Tinsley, a long piece of curved oak was discovered at Chapel Flat Dyke.

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Conflict

In 1980 privately owned Hadfields steel works resisted joining the national steel strike.

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Demolition

A large area of Tinsley was demolished to make way for the viaduct which carries the M1 over Sheffield.

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Viaduct

Completed in 1968 the two tier, steel viaduct was the first motorway structure of its kind in Britain.

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Rolling Mills

Tinsley Rolling Mills Co Ltd existed on the same site from around 1838 - 1962.

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Terminus

Terminus is an exhibition of installation works by David Cotterrell with commissions by Ron Wright and Michael Day exploring the legacy of the Tinsley Cooling Towers site.

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Marshalling Yard

Tinsley Marshalling Yard opened in 1965 and with its state-of-the-art computerised wagon control system handled around 3000 wagons a day.

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Sheffield Simplex

Sheffield Simplex Motor Works Ltd

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Flathers

W.T. Flather Ltd moved from Love Street to their new Standard Steel Works on Sheffield Road, Tinsley, in 1911

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Main Commission

This commission is for a major public artwork in the Tinsley Locks / Blackburn Meadows area of Sheffield with a total fixed budget for design and realisation of £450,000.

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Vantage Point 2

Ron Wright’s work, Vantage Point is a study of the Tinsley area as an interpretation of time, space and place.

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Vantage Point 4

Ron Wright’s work, Vantage Point is a study of the Tinsley area as an interpretation of time, space and place.

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Urban Design Week

On 20th October 2014, Andrew Skelton, Kevin Logan and David Cotterrell led an exploratory walking tour of Blackburn Meadows and hosted a discussion on the possibilities for the area.

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Automotivation

An autonomous slot-car race track with 20-55 race cars micro-simulating patterns of behaviour within congested traffic systems

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Babel

Babel is a 3D projection of a simple closed-system created within a game engine. The work depicts an infinitely expanding highway system.

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Invisible Layers

Michael Day’s looped animation Invisible Layers (2015) takes as its starting point the mismatch between experience of the infrastructural landscape and the way this landscape is imaged.

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Sheffield Rotherham Initiative Zones

There have been a series of masterplanning documents recognising the potential transformative effect of national and regional infrastructure projects to the Don Valley area.

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Tinsley Souvenir Brochure

A 1980 Souvenir Brochure describing the Tinsley Marshalling Yard.

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On England's Pleasant Pastures Seen

Filmed from the E.ON biomass power station’s chimney over the course of a day, On England’s pleasant pastures seen documents the sweeping vistas of the Tinsley Viaduct

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Boston Castle

A Georgian folly, built as as a shooting lodge by Thomas Howard 3rd Earl of Effingham on the summit of Canklow.

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Relay : Eon

The first in a series of panoramic films made from locations with line-of-sight connections to the Blackburn Meadows and Tinsley area. The panoramas will iteratively form a relayed link from Rotherham to Sheffield.

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Tinsley Art Project

Tinsley Art Project is an exciting £450k public art project in the Tinsley Locks/Blackburn Meadows area of Sheffield. This website provides some the background to the commission.