Focus on the region’s retro past

We are always on the lookout for pictures from bygone days that can be featured in our nostalgia and retro sections.

Cusworth Hall

Retro: Fascinating look into town history

For anyone interested in tracing the heritage of Doncaster, an exciting history event is returning to the borough.

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan

Mayflower Pilgrims book launch at Doncaster Mansion House

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan takes residents on a voyage of discovery at the launch of her new book on Friday 27th April as part of the national countdown to the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower in 2020.


Doncaster Heritage Festival: packed programme of events to be launched across borough

For anyone interested in tracing the heritage of Doncaster and exciting history event returns to the borough.

Doncaster's former Victorian marvel the Sand House

Sand House charity brings Doncaster heritage into focus

A Doncaster-based charity has revealed exciting plans for activities in the town after receiving £3,900 from the Heritage lottery Fund.

Dave Adgar together with the painting by Luis Soares which is on display at the Brazilian Embassy

Stunning paintings donated from Doncaster Heritage Services to Brazilian Embassy

A handful of very important paintings from Doncaster Heritage Services collection have made their way down to London for display.

Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons between 1914 to 18

HERITAGE: Tracing the history of Doncaster heroes

This week’s article traces the history of the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons from 1914 to 1918.


Wheely good progress on Doncaster locomotive project

Wheels for the famous Gressley class P2 locomotive, that will forever be associated with Doncaster, have been delivered to South Devon Railway Engineering Limited for assembly.

Doncaster. Beechfield House.

Doncaster’s first museum at Beechfield House opens its doors to local public

Doncaster has had its own museum since 1910, with its collections stored in Beechfield House that was opened to the public on March 23 that year.

Tony Christie performing at Dronfields Party in the Park

RETRO: Doncaster crooner tops the charts

Way back in the seventies, Conisbrough crooner Tony Christie had a string of hits, not least of which was the catchy is This the Way to Amarillo?

left to right: Doncaster Home Guard re-enactment group Mick Brand, 55, Chris Shaw, 62, Steve Green, 62, and Paul Grimley, 61

Don’t panic! Doncaster’s Home Guard is on hand...

Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring! A group of enthusiasts from Doncaster has brought in the Home Guard to help people remember the 1940s.

Nurses at the Arnold Hospital in Doncaster

Doncaster 1914-18 project revealing a woman’s role during WWI

Doncaster 1914-18 project, Darts at the Point, and the Rebel Daughters of Doncaster invited schools, community groups and members of the public in the town to commemorate the key role played by women during WWI, at an event for International Women’s Day on March 8, says Jude Holland, of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

RAF War Memorial at Sandtoft. Picture: Barrie Codling

Sheffield professor to head ‘Landscape of Heroes’ project

A Sheffield-led project to re-discover a lost heritage of military landscapes begins soon, with the aim of creating a lasting digital resource.

Undated handout photo issued by Sheffield City Council of the damage at Rowell Bridge Wheel, Loxley, Sheffield, following the Great Sheffield Flood in 1884. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 9, 2014. Events have begun to mark the 150th anniversary of the deaths of at least 240 people in what many see as a largely forgotten British disaster. Just before midnight on March 11, 1864, a wall of water smashed its way through Sheffield after a newly built dam burst as it was being filled, leaving a trail of devastation. See PA story MEMORIAL Dam. Photo credit should read: Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Sheffield’s Great Flood remembered

What began as a tiny fissure in a dam wall led to catastrophe on a huge scale, on March 11, 1864.

Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons band

Look back at history of Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons in Doncaster

The history of the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons is sewn into the fabric of the heritage of the market town of Doncaster.

NEWS.....'The Sir Nigel Gresley arrives at Doncaster International Railport for the Railfest.

Doncaster-made steam locomotive of speed is 80 years old this month

Legendary steam locomotive Mallard, built in Doncaster and famous for setting a world speed record of 126mph, is 80 years old on March 3.

Property feature. Home Farm, Burghwallis. Paddington Bear

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.

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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