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Retro: Forging a career as a craftsman

A Retro reader has shared his memories of his father’s working life at a renowned Sheffield toolmaking firm.

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Doncaster Rovers FC - photocall
13 August 1982

Retro: Rovers edge 12-goal feast at Belle Vue

It is a remarkable scoreline, still talked about with fond memories by the Doncaster Rovers fans who were there on that day at Belle Vue back in 1982.

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Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit

Retro: Making rock and roll history

Fans of rock and roll can watch a recreation of one of the most legendary live music sessions ever on stage in Sheffield next week.

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Hugh Carson in his flying uniform.  With kind permission of Hugh Carson's grandson, Professor Phil Green

Doncaster's pioneering role in World War One air warfare revealed

A new exhibition in Doncaster reveals South Yorkshire’s pivotal role in the First World War battle for the skies.

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Zeppelin raid damage to houses on Cossey Road, Sheffield

Zeppelin that rained death from the sky on Sheffield

One hundred years ago on Monday (September 26), the first Sheffielders to be killed in an air raid died when a German Zeppelin dropped bombs on the city.

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Million Dollar Quartet on stage

Great days of rock and roll on stage in Sheffield

Fans of rock and roll can watch a re-creation of one of the most legendary live music sessions ever on stage in Sheffield next week.

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VIDEO & 360 PHOTOS: Stories Of The Somme remembers tragic Barnsley Pals

They worked together, lived together and many of the so-called Barnsley Pals died together in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme
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Rain water spout on a house on Southgate Eckington

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Retro: When hiring and firing was all the fun of the fair

I’m still exploring what were the outlying villages that are scattered around Sheffield in this week’s column.

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The Closed down Earth centre

Retro: The day the Earth Centre stood still

It was meant to become a huge international tourist attraction, promoting green living and the environment.

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William Barnsley Allen (as portrayed on cigarette card)

ON THIS DAY: South Yorkshire soldier's "most conspicuous bravery" a century ago

This weekend we salute Sheffield son whose "devotion to duty" won him coveted Victoria Cross.
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How The Herdings looked when the farm was still a rural idyll

Ancient gem among Sheffield's high-rise flats

A historical gem lies hidden and surrounded by high-rise flats on a Sheffield estate.
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A set of felt figures with faces made from newspaper clippings

Barnsley's centre for the offbeat and quirky

I became a regular visitor to the Barnsley Antiques Centre when it opened at the end of 2014 as it is only a slight diversion on my shopping trips or visits to Hoyland and Elsecar (my roots), writes historian Jane Ainsworth.

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One of Steve's pictures, featuring John Lennon and Mick Jagger

Sheffield artist's look back at Stones and Beatles

A Sheffield artist will take many Beatles and Stones fans back in time with his latest exhibition in the city.

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Colleagues from English Steel

Hear Sheffield's Women of Steel at Star Retro event

Star Retro is offering a unique chance to listen to the fascinating stories of Sheffield’s Women of Steel as one of two events we are organising for next month’s Heritage Open Days.

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RETRO: The day Eric Clapton played a gig at daughter’s Sheffield school

RETRO: The day Eric Clapton played a gig at daughter’s Sheffield school

He’s without doubt one of the greatest rock and roll names of all time.

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Fanny and Johnnie Cradock with one of their elaborate creations at Sheffield City Hall

When Sheffield watched TV cookery queen Fanny on stage

The queen of 1960s TV cookery Fanny Cradock and her put-upon husband Johnnie were the stars of Sheffield City Hall in September 1962.
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Fanny and Johnnie Cradock with one of their elaborate creations at Sheffield City Hall

When Sheffield watched TV cookery queen Fanny on stage

The queen of 1960s TV cookery Fanny Cradock and her put-upon husband Johnnie were the stars of Sheffield City Hall in September 1962.

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An aerial view of the first Chatsworth Country Fair in 1981

Chatsworth country fair then and now after 35 years

Chatsworth holds its 35th country fair next month and two event organisers past and present have looked at the popular event then and now.

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Searchlights sweep the sky at an event at the Moor Market last December to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz

Sheffielders can help tell story of Blitz

A Star-backed project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz is putting the call out for people to help gather final bits of knowledge to complete the story of the devastating attacks in December 1940.

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VC war hero Arnold Loosemore

Saluting South Yorkshire VC hero on anniversary of amazing bravery

We salute a Sheffield Victoria Cross recipient's war heroics 99 years ago today.

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