Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: Stainless steel wedding gift of choice

In 1913, Harry Brearley working in a research laboratory in Sheffield discovered ‘rustless’ steel and became credited as its inventor.

Flying Scotsman

On This Day 1934: The day loco broke a record

It was 82 years ago next week that a Doncaster-built locomotive roared into the record books and arguably cemented herself as the most famous steam engine of all time.

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.

Star Retro wants your 1974 memories

1974: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 42 autumns ago.

Waring & Gillow Furniture Store (in the former premises of Peter Robinson Limited) and C & A Modes, High Street, Sheffield - 1988

Retro: A bygone shopping trip

It is one of Sheffield city centre’s best known and most distinctive places, its looming white hulk a constant presence to shoppers and commuters for more than half a century.

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RADIO SHEFFIELD  Breakfast presenter Everard Davy in the studio at Radio Sheffield.    November 07 2001 radionb

Those were the days: Radio station crackles into life

Exactly 49 years ago next week, a local institution that has soundtracked our lives for five decades crackled into life for the very first time.


RETRO: Sheffield man goes the extra mile for charity

Legendary Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill has relived his extraordinary life in a charity biography.

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Beauchief Abbey Farm, Sheffield

‘Meddlesome priest’ killing and its links to Sheffield

Before I start I have to confess that I’ve never been to see today’s subject before.

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Wales MTC panto

Well-loved Wales panto opts for the magical glass slipper

The year was 1944 and as the Second World War drew to an end a group of teenagers keen to do their bit for Red Cross fundraising were rehearsing a charity pantomime round the back of Wales Methodist Church.

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Chris De Burgh plays to a Doncaster crowd in Asda, Bawtry Road's car park.

Pop idol Chris was a star of Asda car park

It may sound unlikely, but Lady In Red singer Chris De Burgh once played a concert – in a cold and windy Doncaster supermarket car park.

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson (top) with his victims, from left, Basil, Avril and Richard Laitner.

The Dore Murders: Anniversary of Sheffield's most shocking crime - three killed and woman raped in family wedding day massacre

It was the most brutal and shocking crime in Sheffield's history - and this weekend marks the 33rd anniversary of when unimaginable horror came to the city's most exclusive suburbs.

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The aftermath of the flood outside The Stag Inn and Turner Wheel, Malin Bridge

Truth revealed at last in 150-year-old Sheffield flood victims mystery

The identities of two victims of the 1864 Sheffield Flood have finally been confirmed after more than 150 years.

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Lizzie on her rounds, seen in this 1916 cutting from the Sheffield Daily Independent newspaper

Meet the Sheffield elephant who inspired a whole herd

Sheffield is saying goodbye this weekend to the popular herd of elephant sculptures that have brightened up the city’s public spaces, so here's a picture of Lizzie, the elephant who inspired the idea.

Actors Jay Silverheels, left, as Tonto, and Clayton Moore in the title role of "The Lone Ranger" are shown in a scene from the western television series in 1951. The Walt Disney Co. pulled the plug on the ``The Lone Ranger'' starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the masked man, according to reports Saturday Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

Retro: ‘Please can you tek us in with you, mester?’

Children of today are warned not to speak to strangers at all times and likewise adults are wary of speaking to children that they don’t know in case they are accused of being a pervert.

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Butcher Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield

Reveal picture - Stone trough just right of the chimney

Retro: The brothers who profited from horrors of Civil War

Hello campers!

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Retro chocolate bars we wish theyd bring back

12 chocolate bars you wish were still for sale

It's Chocolate Week!
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Those were the days - 90 years of caring for Doncaster people

Those were the days - 90 years of caring for Doncaster people

If there’s one building in Doncaster we can all claim to have set foot in at least once in our lives, its probably Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Chapel Walk, Sheffield - The Provisions Stores founded by Mr Alwin Hibberd Holland

Retro: Past life of gallery stays in the frame above shops

You may have the feeling of déjà vu when reading this article and that’s because I have covered this hidden piece of Sheffield before.

the late Ronnie Barker when Open All Hours was being filmed in Doncaster.

Retro: The day we said good night to him .....

Eleven years ago this week, the comedy world was in mourning at the death of one of Britain’s best-loved stars.

A Thomas Staniforths staff gathering around 1935. Tom Darwin is seventh fron the right on the back row

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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