Friday, 26 February 2010


By the 1980s Park Hill had become dilapidated and was no longer a popular place to live. Poor noise insulation, badly lit walkways and plenty of passages and alleys made perfect getaways for muggers. Horror stories abounded: tales of drugs and muggings galore and even sniper-style air-gun shootings of children in their primary school playground. But residents and caretakers, in particular Grenville Squires, believe that Park Hill had bad press and that many of the things it was accused of were actually stories from other notorious Sheffield estates like Hyde Park and Kelvin.

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