Laura Alston

During the months preceding the exhibition, researcher and historian, Laura Alston, spent time finding out about the unique history of the area, working closely with Sheffield Archives and other online sources. Alston produced a piece of text telling the stories of the previous inhabitants, including tales of industry, personal accounts of the area and even uncovering the site of a circus dating back to the late 1800’s.

For the exhibition, Alston recorded a recital of the text that visitors could listen to through the wireless headphones provided.