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End of Paddington Bear production in Doncaster

It is 20 years since the only British factory to make Paddington Bear soft toys closed its doors, but the character on which its business was based lives on, delighting children and adults alike.

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Leeds, Headingley, 1st April 1957

Don Wilson, skipper Billy Sutcliffe, Cowan, Close, Appleyard and Trueman, with other members of the Yorkshire County cricket team, get some physical training in before the start of practice at the nets at Headingley.

RETRO: Doncaster cricketing legend remembered

Legendary Yorkshire and England fast bowler Freddie Trueman, OBE, would have been 87 on February 6 had he survived beyond 2006.

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Selby, Great Heck 1st May 1968

The Flying Scotsman on her way, non stop, from King's Cross, London, to Edinburgh.

This was its last run to Edinburgh.

RETRO: Flying Scotsman saved and restored by Doncaster businessman

The iconic locomotive, The Flying Scotsman, did its last run for British Rail in January 1963, before the engine became the property of Doncaster businessman and railway enthusiast Alan Pegler for a sum of £3,000.

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RETRO: Can you identify these Sheffield streets from days gone by?

RETRO: Can you identify these Sheffield streets from days gone by?

Can you identify these Sheffield streets?

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RETRO: Street play and schooldays in Doncaster..

RETRO: Street play and schooldays in Doncaster..

These photos stir memories among readers, all featuring Doncastrians, and kindly supplied by Jim Northmore of Bessacarr, in response to our appeal for your old photographs.

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Are you in these Doncaster school photos from 1952?

Are you in these Doncaster school photos from 1952?

The Percy Jackson Grammar School in Woodlands operated as a grammar school from 1939 until 1968. The original Art Deco buildings were demolished in 2013.

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RETRO: Do you recognise anyone in this picture?

Do you recognise yourself in this bygone picture of pupils at the former Epworth County Primary, taken around the mid to late 1950s?

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Alick Jeffrey - the club's greatest ever player.

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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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

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

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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