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Death of Doncaster Rovers’ ‘boy wonder’

Alick Jeffrey, the boy wonder who went on to become Doncaster Rovers best known player, died 17 years ago this month, while on holiday with his wife in Spain.

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John Parr performs at the Keepmoat Stadium in the rain on Friday 20th July 2007 (Picture: Malcolm Billingham D3701MB)

Doncaster rocker John Parr is 65 this month

Doncaster’s St Elmo’s Fire star John Parr is still rocking gigs as he turns 65 this month.

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Nineteen to ninety-year-olds at Sheffield school reunion

Nineteen to ninety-year-olds at Sheffield school reunion

Former pupils of Sheffield High School for Girls, including one in her nineties, met for an alumni drinks reception in London.

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Staff outside the gatehouse of Cusworth Hall at the time of Lady Isabella

HERITAGE: The life of Cusworth Hall’s Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson

Sunday, October 29, marks the centenary of the death of Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Battie-Wrightson, one of the most prominent and significant people ever to live at Cusworth Hall.

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Collect picture shows Helen Ibbostson with Ronnie Barker & David Jason, Helen used to own the shop on Lister Avenue where The classic tv show Open All Hours staring Ronnie Barker & David Jason was filmed, now 30 years on a christmas special will made staring David Jason as the one time hapless grocery assistant who is now in charge.

Birth of comic genius linked to Doncaster

King of comedy, Ronnie Barker, was born 88 years ago this month.

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David Bowie at Roker Park.

Stardust on Doncaster stage

Forty-five years ago, on September 1, the unique and inspirational David Bowie wowed fans in Doncaster when he performed at the Top Rank in Silver Street as part of his Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars tour.

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RETRO: One of the finest gunmakers is Sheffield born and bred

One of the finest gunmakers ever known, whose shotguns are still sought after throughout the world, was a Sheffield lad born and bred.

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HERITAGE: The proud history of the coal mining industry

In the summer of 1963 my father directed me to the gates of Yorkshire Main Colliery, to follow my older brothers down the mine, little did I know at the time what an incredible journey this would lead to.

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COLUMNIST: Painting a picture of Lady Denham - the scandal and her demise

This painting, currently on display in Graves Gallery, depicts Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham (1647-67).

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RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

This week we trace a city cutlery manufacturer’s family right back to the 1700s.

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A 1970s living room

VIDEO: A glimpse of British homes through the decades

Despite our lives and homes having dramatically changed over the last 40 years, new research released today finds that Brits are finding it hard to part with some of their decades-old house features.

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Aviation Heritage Festival

Thousands attend heritage festival celebrating airfield history from the Isle across North Lincolnshire

A celebration of the history of North Lincolnshire’s eight major airfields, including RAF Sandtoft in the Isle, attracted thousands of people.

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RETRO: Ivory was key material of cutlery trade

RETRO: Ivory was key material of cutlery trade

Today’s subject broaches a subject that is now considered a horrible evil trade but in the 1800s it was just another tool used in the cutlery trade and used in household items, I’m talking about ivory, read on.

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BBC project comes to the Isle to capture unique oral history

BBC project comes to the Isle to capture unique oral history

Capturing North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire in conversation will be the BBC’s Listening Project which is coming to the Isle later this year.

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Sheridan Smith

Multi-talented actress Sheridan Smith celebrates her birthday tomorrow (June 25).

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Taking a step back in time with fabulous forties event in Haxey

Visitors to the Isle took a step back in time last weekend when a ‘Fabulous Forties’ event was held in Haxey.

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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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George Raynor at Belle Vue in 1967 during his time as  Doncaster Rovers manager

Retro: George Raynor, South Yorkshire’s forgotten football legend

Freelance Freelance writer Kelsey Raynor pays tribute to her late relative Barnsley-born George Raynor, who managed Sweden to the later stages of two World Cup finals in an amazing career which finished as boss of Doncaster Rovers, but is sadly little remembered in English football circles.

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RETRO: Is the the place where infamous Sheffield murderer Charlie Peace killed?

RETRO: Is the the place where infamous Sheffield murderer Charlie Peace killed?

Today’s delve into Sheffield’s rich past is about a man that’s unknown by most of the modern generation but the older end will have some idea of just who Charlie Peace was.

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