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Walkley streets appear in an Edwardian silent comedy called Mixed Babies. Filmed in 1905 by the Sheffield Photo Company, Mixed Babies is a comedic film involving a newsboy who decides to play a joke on two unsuspecting shoppers, changing their babies who have been left in bassinettes. The film is incomplete with only 140 feet of the original 300 feet noted in the original production.
Click on the link to view the film online – http://www.yfaonline.com/film/mixed-babies#sthash.qoVaPO88.dpuf
At 1 minute, 22 seconds into the film the group of 3 houses are 174 to 178 Walkley Crescent Road. The shop in the previous scene was at the end of Walkley Crescent Road on Providence Road opposite the present Roberts Motor Bodies, the scenes at the end of the film are at the other end of Walkley Crescent Road at the corner with Providence Road.
Thank you to Barbara Foster for identifying the Walkley connection in the film.