Kelham Island

Ball Street Exchange Boxes

  • Location:
    Ball Street
  • Date Taken:
    24/11/2017

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Part of the Kelham Island Arts & Cultural Heritage Trail, these three exchange boxes on Ball Street have been painted by members of the Kelham Island Arts Collective to celebrate the industrial past of the area.

John Wilkinson’s cabinet features Lizzie the elephant who once trod the streets of Sheffield moving steel about. Lizzie was the inspiration for the Herd of Sheffield which took part in the summer of 2016. John has also painted a box on Gibraltar Street.

Simon Wigglesworth-Baker’s box is a more abstract representation of Kelham Island.with sun rays beam across the river don.

James Croft’s piece shows a flooded River Don with trees submerged by flood water and factories isolated. The river has burst its banks many times, the most recent major flood was in 2007. Check out the flood water levels on the side of the Fat Cat pub just around the corner to get an idea of how high the water rose.