News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
This photo was taken in January 1978 by Ken Dash, then an archaeology student living on Cundy St. It is looking over the recently created Ruskin Park from near the top of Blake Street. The Park was created as a result of the demolition of Elton Street, Harworth Street and Bloor Street earlier in the 70s. In this wintry scene, the park looks like a bleak expanse of open ground, where only a few years previously it had been home to families and numerous shops. Most of the existing trees and bushes weren’t planted. It also looks like the grass football pitch and the play park were yet to be made.