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Retro: Right royal tale behind city’s oldest pub - or is it?

Today’s subject in the clue picture can be found adorning the Queens Head Hotel in Pond Hill.

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Big queues for the sale at Hodgsons Camera Shop in Sheffield city centre

Retro: Seventies Sheffield - When shops were on top

Long-gone Sheffield department stores like Redgates, Cockaynes, Pauldens and Walsh’s are being celebrated once again.

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John at the Macmillan Cheer point on Ecclesall Road for this year's Yorkshire Half Marathon with Ecclesall Scouts

Retro: Final extract from mad man with a pram’s autobiography

Famed Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill has recalled his amazing life in a charity biography, serialised in Retro.

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Flying Scotsman

On This Day 1934: The day loco broke a record

It was 82 years ago next week that a Doncaster-built locomotive roared into the record books and arguably cemented herself as the most famous steam engine of all time.

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Toy store Redgates, Sheffield, featured in the Shopaholics Guide to 1970s Sheffield

Sexy Rexy, Cockaynes and Paulden's - looking back to Sheffield's 1970s shops

Long-gone Sheffield department stores like Redgates, Cockaynes, Pauldens and Walsh’s are being celebrated once again.
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John on the Olympic torch bearers route in 2012

Sheffield's famous cancer charity fundraiser says 'I can't quit'

Famed Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill has recalled his amazing life in a charity biography, serialised in Retro.
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Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.

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Star Retro wants your 1974 memories

1974: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 42 autumns ago.

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Funeral of WWII hero Bill Hartley at Hutliffe Wood Crematorium

From World War II hero to spiritual healer - amazing life of Bill remembered

The remarkable life of a Sheffield World War Two hero turned amateur dramatics enthusiast and spiritual healer has been remembered at his funeral.

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Star Retro wants your 1973 memories

1973: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all your recollections of 1973 ... when TV cameras focused on Sheffield for a "one city, one day" nationwide documentary.

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Former policeman Martyn Johnson of Wentworth nr Rotherham author of books on Yorkshire beat bobby   Picture by Chris Lawton

Retro: Tough times and laughs on the beat

A former Attercliffe policeman has continued his popular series about his life on the beat with a fourth book, What’s Tha Playing at Nah?

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Waring & Gillow Furniture Store (in the former premises of Peter Robinson Limited) and C & A Modes, High Street, Sheffield - 1988

Retro: A bygone shopping trip

It is one of Sheffield city centre’s best known and most distinctive places, its looming white hulk a constant presence to shoppers and commuters for more than half a century.

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Calling Blighty film still: "Hows the old tWicker Arches going on then?"

Retro: Messages to Blighty from war

A new website allows relatives of Sheffield and South Yorkshire soldiers who fought in Burma and India to see whether they sent a message home via special films made at the time.

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Retro: Mystery in the woods

Retro: Mystery in the woods

Reader Michael Ellis has been in touch about a mystery structure that he came across while walking in Woolley Woods recently.

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RADIO SHEFFIELD  Breakfast presenter Everard Davy in the studio at Radio Sheffield.    November 07 2001 radionb

Those were the days: Radio station crackles into life

Exactly 49 years ago next week, a local institution that has soundtracked our lives for five decades crackled into life for the very first time.

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RETRO: Sheffield man goes the extra mile for charity

Legendary Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill has relived his extraordinary life in a charity biography.

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Wardsend Cemetery - Remembrance Day Service from MMS.

Ensuring our children remember sacrifices

A recent survey found that more than half 16- to 24-year-olds in the UK couldn’t name the start of the First World War with 60 per cent unable to say when it ended. And 12 per cent believed the Battle of Waterloo was part of the Great War, when it was in 1815 and part of the Napoleonic Wars.

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Beauchief Abbey Farm, Sheffield

‘Meddlesome priest’ killing and its links to Sheffield

Before I start I have to confess that I’ve never been to see today’s subject before.

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Wales MTC panto

Well-loved Wales panto opts for the magical glass slipper

The year was 1944 and as the Second World War drew to an end a group of teenagers keen to do their bit for Red Cross fundraising were rehearsing a charity pantomime round the back of Wales Methodist Church.

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Chris De Burgh plays to a Doncaster crowd in Asda, Bawtry Road's car park.

Pop idol Chris was a star of Asda car park

It may sound unlikely, but Lady In Red singer Chris De Burgh once played a concert – in a cold and windy Doncaster supermarket car park.

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