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Free cinema evening about Tinsley Picture Palace

Step back in time at a free cinema evening this evening, Thursday April 27, 6.30-8.30pm.

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Panoramic view of Sheffield city from the amphitheatre

Go back in time at Sheffield’s Amphichill

Chill out and go back in time at AmphiChill, Sheffield’s first Big Vintage Brunch.

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RETRO: New project puts spotlight on Sheffield’s tradition of protest

In 2017 barely a day goes by without news of a protest occurring somewhere across the world.

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RETRO: Sheffield bowling club still together after 50 years

RETRO: Sheffield bowling club still together after 50 years

It all started in 1967.

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Antiques Column: The Georgians loved their desserts

Antiques Column: The Georgians loved their desserts

Within the field of glass collecting, drinking glasses have always commanded the greatest interest from enthusiasts, but there is a whole sphere of glass production which is equally as exciting and readily available to the collector.

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Iron Hague in ring

Retro: Day that Doncaster boxer became national champion

It was in this month, 1909, that a young boxer from Mexborough reached the pinnacle of his career, to become the Heavyweight Champion of England.

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New mobile 'interactive walking trail' app launched

Walk through Doncaster’s wartime history with new app

Step back in time and explore the hidden history of First World War Doncaster and its surrounding towns and villages, on new interactive walking trails.

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This photograph, taken in 1910 by Luke Bagshaw and Son, shows Doncaster's North Bridge.

RETRO: The changing face of Doncaster high street

This week we have delved into our archives to bring you some fabulous pictures of Doncaster in days gone by.

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Rival managers Dave Bassett and Trevor Francis shake on it before the semi-final

Retro: When Owls and Blades did city proud in all Sheffield FA Cup-semi-final at Wembley

It was the day 24 years ago that Sheffield took over Wembley - for the city’s greatest ever football day out.

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RETRO: Taking a look back at the history of Sheffield toolmaking family

RETRO: Taking a look back at the history of Sheffield toolmaking family

This week we take a look at the history and home of the Lockwood brothers, best known for their involvement in the toolmaking trade.

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Doncaster Rovers celebrate at the Millennium Stadium.  Picture Liz Robinson

Retro: Flashback to Doncaster Rovers JPT Trophy triumph at Cardiff in 2007

Doncaster Rovers won their first major knockout trophy in dramatic style on April 1. 2007

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Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral on Thursday 2nd April 2015.

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY: The Queen visited Sheffield for the traditional Maundy service

On this day in 2015 thousands of people lined the city centre streets as The Queen visited Sheffield cathedral for the traditional Maundy service.

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An illustration of the new store and car park

Retro feature: 145 Glorious years and counting for Atkinsons of Sheffield

“Still Sheffield’s favourite department store” is the proud boast of Atkinsons, celebrating its 145th year in business this week.

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Hummel figures of children

Antiques column: Charm of Hummel

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.

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Colourful plastic buttons were developed in the 20th century

Anqiques Column: Buttoning up a new collection

Buttons have always been used for fastening and decoration. 
They have been discovered in Egyptian tombs and over 15,000 have been found on a Court costume belonging to Henry VIII.

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Cob Children Toys Glass Marbles Marbles Cats Eye

Antiques Column: Marbles – colourful collectors’ items

Marbles, for generations, have been a popular collectors’ item.

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Pictures: Retro - Terrible storms cost lives and devastated buildings

The country is still recovering from the battering it got from Storm Doris this week, so we’re looking back at terrible gales that wreaked havoc locally.

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NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

When archaeologists excavated the site of Wincobank Hall in 2004, prior to the building of the Amaranthus development they recovered numerous diamond shaped fragments of glass from the leaded windows, now on display in Weston Park Museum.

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Pictures from the archive.

NOSTALGIA: Old pictures of Chesterfield Co-op

On the back of yesterday's news that work to transform Chesterfield's former Co-op site into a hotel and leisure hub is due to start in May, we've delved into our archives and found these old pictures of the landmark building and surrounding area.

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Sheffields museums collections reimagined by artists Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat in brand new exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.Vlatka with some of the objects and artefacts drawn from every department of the museums. Picture Scott Merrylees

Retro: Spotlight on what lies behind the scenes at city museums

Have you ever fancied having a rummage behind the scenes at a museum, looking in all those boxes and drawers that are strictly off limits to visitors?

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