A packed out Crucible - all set for the snooker.

World Snooker Championships at Sheffield Crucible: Can you remember golden days of 70s and 80s? RETRO PICTURES

The World Snooker Championships have been part and parcel of Sheffield life for more than 40 years - creating some incredible sporting memories.

We've dipped into our archives to the golden days of snooker in the 70s and 80s - can you spot yourself and recognise some of the star players from four decades of action at the Crucible?

The Crucible opened in 1971 - here the finishing touches are being put to the building.

1. Ready for business

The Crucible opened in 1971 - here the finishing touches are being put to the building.
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The Crucible first staged the World Snooker Championships in 1977.

2. Home of snooker

The Crucible first staged the World Snooker Championships in 1977.
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The home of snooker champions - pictured in the 80s.

3. Sporting glory

The home of snooker champions - pictured in the 80s.
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Canadian Cliff Thorburn, known as The Grinder for his slow, methodical play, celebrates after winning in 1980.

4. Cliff Thorburn

Canadian Cliff Thorburn, known as The Grinder for his slow, methodical play, celebrates after winning in 1980.
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