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Retro feature: 145 Glorious years and counting for Atkinsons of Sheffield

“Still Sheffield’s favourite department store” is the proud boast of Atkinsons, celebrating its 145th year in business this week.

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Hummel figures of children

Antiques column: Charm of Hummel

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.

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Colourful plastic buttons were developed in the 20th century

Anqiques Column: Buttoning up a new collection

Buttons have always been used for fastening and decoration. 
They have been discovered in Egyptian tombs and over 15,000 have been found on a Court costume belonging to Henry VIII.

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Cob Children Toys Glass Marbles Marbles Cats Eye

Antiques Column: Marbles – colourful collectors’ items

Marbles, for generations, have been a popular collectors’ item.

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NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

When archaeologists excavated the site of Wincobank Hall in 2004, prior to the building of the Amaranthus development they recovered numerous diamond shaped fragments of glass from the leaded windows, now on display in Weston Park Museum.

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The Old Rectory Sprotbrough former home Douglas Bader..... Douglas Bader on the wing of a Hurricane  see story John Woodcock Copied by  Chris Lawton 10th december 2004

Doncaster flying ace inspired generations

It was in this month, in 1910, that a hero pilot of World War Two was born in London. But from the age of 13 Sir Douglas Bader grew up in Doncaster and so he has long been associated with the town.

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Charmain Gaud still has vivid memories of the Balby train disaster

Memories of Doncaster rail crash horror

A woman has told of her vivid memories of the horrific Balby Bridge rail disaster at Doncaster.

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Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Many modern day romantics looking for love may well view Valentine’s Day with some optimism this year, especially as they have decided to dip their toes into the world of online dating, seeing it as the answer to making all their fairy tales and dreams come true.

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House on Rutland Park

Retro: Meet George Spencer Waterfall of Rutland Park

I happened on today’s subject by chance really. I search Google Earth to try and find subjects for my column. My two Amigos are no help as they get lost as soon as they walk out of their homes anyway.

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50th anniversary of Manchester United Munich air crash...one of the players who died was David Pegg of Doncaster... Picture shows from left Tommy Taylor, Bobby Charlton and David

Retro: Busby Babe remembered with prider

It is 59 years this week since Doncaster became part of a tragedy that sent shock waves across the world.

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You have to work hard at love each and every day say Brian and Gloria Studley

Retro: Love and friendship while tripping the light fantastic

Love is in the air at Meadowhall this year as Valentine’s looms, but rather than look to the younger generations for inspiration, the centre has uncovered a wealth of romance under its own roof!

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Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Stonelow Junior School in Dronfield has received £10,000 from National Lottery players for a project - Dronfield’s Home Front 1917.

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Forbidden bitter tasted sweet!

UNDER AND INN: Remember these forbidden booze ruses?

It wasn't big. Or clever. But, while we don't condone it to today's youth, we adolescents of yesteryear all tried tasting a teen tipple. Or two.
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Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Since we stopped using the sundial to tell us when it was lunchtime the world began producing timepieces, among them the clock.

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Bruce Woodcock v Gus Lesnevich non title fight

Retro: The fight that helped launch boxing legend

Seventy-five years ago this week, on January 26, 1942, to be precise, a young boxer from Doncaster was preparing to make his debut in the Royal Albert Hall.

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RETRO: Last surviving firefighter set to unveil city’s first permanent exhibiton to Sheffield Blitz

Ninety eight year-old Doug Lightning, is lined up to remember hundreds of people that died in the two nights of the Luftwaffe bombings when he officially opens a lasting legacy to the December 1940 attacks on Sheffield next month.

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RETRO: Home of the successful Sheffield building firm, the Forsdike’s

RETRO: Home of the successful Sheffield building firm, the Forsdike’s

I’ve decided to stay in the Granville Road area for a further week simply because of its beautiful houses and its history, one look at the houses in this area and you realise just what rubbish now pass for new builds.

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The Flying Scotsman back in Doncaster (D3549MB)

REtro: The day steam icon retired from service

This month in the year 1963 was a momentous one for the Flying Scotsman – Doncaster’s famous locomotive.

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Iron Hague with Bruce Woodcock

Day that launched career of Doncaster sporting hero

A Doncastrian name firmly etched in boxing history is that of Bruce Woodcock, who began his professional career 75 years ago this month.

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Chelsea College of Physical Education students with Doncaster's Linda Gray top left

Appeal for help to find former Doncaster woman

The search is on for a former PE student from Doncaster, and it is hoped Free Press readers might provide the missing piece to a 50-years old jigsaw.

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