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.

Sheridan Smith

Multi-talented actress Sheridan Smith celebrates her birthday tomorrow (June 25).

Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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Edith Sitwell with brothers Osbert and Sacheverell

Never a dull moment in historic hall’s literary intrigue

The Sitwell family of writers who called Renishaw Hall near Sheffield their home railed against the literary establishment in their heyday of the 1920s and 30s.

Keith Edwards

Sheffield United - Retro: When 35-goal Keith Edwards led Blades out of Fourth Division

Sheffield United put an end to the nightmare of playing in the bottom tier of English football as they won the Fourth Division championship 35 years ago.

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George Raynor at Belle Vue in 1967 during his time as  Doncaster Rovers manager

Retro: George Raynor, South Yorkshire’s forgotten football legend

Freelance Freelance writer Kelsey Raynor pays tribute to her late relative Barnsley-born George Raynor, who managed Sweden to the later stages of two World Cup finals in an amazing career which finished as boss of Doncaster Rovers, but is sadly little remembered in English football circles.

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RETRO: Is the the place where infamous Sheffield murderer Charlie Peace killed?

RETRO: Is the the place where infamous Sheffield murderer Charlie Peace killed?

Today’s delve into Sheffield’s rich past is about a man that’s unknown by most of the modern generation but the older end will have some idea of just who Charlie Peace was.

Billy Hukin

RETRO: Sheffield’s cut throat world of razors

I make no excuses for returning to this area of Broomhill again as walking the streets in this area is like walking through the

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Ron Clayton

RETRO: The biggest Sheffield Park of them all - Sheffield’s medieval ‘great parke’

Growing up in Hillsborough much of my childhood centred round Hillsborough Park.

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Tinsley Picture Palace, Sheffield

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.

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.


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.

RETRO: Sheffield bowling club still together after 50 years

RETRO: Sheffield bowling club still together after 50 years

It all started in 1967.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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