I hope you don’t mind me contributing to this thread, but we are looking to speak to previous workers from Hadfields. I am a Producer on a prime-time BBC Two social history series called ‘Back in Time for the Corner Shop’. Following the success of previous series’ including Back in Time for Dinner and Back in Time for Tea - this new programme will see a modern family transported through one hundred years of domestic and working life as they live and work in a corner shop in the heart of a community in Sheffield.
Guided by presenter Sara Cox and historian Polly Russell, our family will experience what life was like for working families in Yorkshire as they wear the clothes, eat the food and experience the lifestyle of a different decade each week, reflecting on the social and economic changes of the era.
As part of our 1980s programme we would love for the family to meet someone who worked at Hadfield Steel works, perhaps someone from a generation of steel workers – and someone who was unfortunately part of the redundancies in the early 1980’s. We would love to hear from them on the programme about Hadfield, how it had played such an important part of life in the area and the effects of its closure in the 80’s. How were they affected personally and also how did it affect the local area?
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in finding out more, with no pressure to then take part. If so please do contact me at email@example.com