News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
Slade, yes those glam rockers of the 70s, filmed part of their 1975 Slade in Flame movie in Walkley – one of a number of locations in Sheffield. At least part was shot on Otley Street in 1974, since demolished.
I think the scene of the van driving uphill, shown above, which appears after approximately 21 minutes 45 seconds in the YouTube version of the film, shows the view down Otley Street towards Burgoyne Road.
Are any of the close-up scenes in backyards and outside front doors also Walkley? I think the brick house with the red window frames must be – one of the children in the background is Andy Morley who told us about the film after reading the article about Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars in the Sheffield Star on the 16th November. At 22 mins and 45 secs the van pulls away uphill, passing boarded up houses waiting demolition, towards Daniel Hill Street.
A boarded up street, along with a bulldozer, appears at 29 mins and 53 seconds. Does anyone know which street this was?
A big thank you to Andy for letting us know about the film, the Otley Street location and his role as an extra aged about four!
More film stills.