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Nineteen to ninety-year-olds at Sheffield school reunion

Former pupils of Sheffield High School for Girls, including one in her nineties, met for an alumni drinks reception in London.

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Naseem Hamed,  1995

The day Naseem Hamed made a promise he couldn’t keep

I’ll be back.

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Collect picture shows Helen Ibbostson with Ronnie Barker & David Jason, Helen used to own the shop on Lister Avenue where The classic tv show Open All Hours staring Ronnie Barker & David Jason was filmed, now 30 years on a christmas special will made staring David Jason as the one time hapless grocery assistant who is now in charge.

Birth of comic genius linked to Doncaster

King of comedy, Ronnie Barker, was born 88 years ago this month.

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David Bowie at Roker Park.

Stardust on Doncaster stage

Forty-five years ago, on September 1, the unique and inspirational David Bowie wowed fans in Doncaster when he performed at the Top Rank in Silver Street as part of his Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars tour.

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RETRO: One of the finest gunmakers is Sheffield born and bred

RETRO: One of the finest gunmakers is Sheffield born and bred

One of the finest gunmakers ever known, whose shotguns are still sought after throughout the world, was a Sheffield lad born and bred.

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HERITAGE: The proud history of the coal mining industry

In the summer of 1963 my father directed me to the gates of Yorkshire Main Colliery, to follow my older brothers down the mine, little did I know at the time what an incredible journey this would lead to.

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Sheffield United v Orient
: Our retro Picture shows Sabella running out for his first match - 19th August 1978

Sheffield United’s version of Diego Maradona

On this day 39 years ago, Alex Sabella made his debut for Sheffield United in a 2–1 defeat against Leyton Orient.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final on the seventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Retro: Golden treasure this time 12 months ago for Ed Clancy

It was a day to treasure this time last year, for Barnsley hero Ed Clancy.

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COLUMNIST: Painting a picture of Lady Denham - the scandal and her demise

This painting, currently on display in Graves Gallery, depicts Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham (1647-67).

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Buster Keeton, top left, in 1999 with Ingle gym-mates.

Retro: Brute force Buster arrives on the Sheffield boxing scene

Twenty four years ago, this weekend, Sheffield scrapperJon ‘Buster’ Keeton burst on to the local boxing stage.
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RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

This week we trace a city cutlery manufacturer’s family right back to the 1700s.

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A 1970s living room

VIDEO: A glimpse of British homes through the decades

Despite our lives and homes having dramatically changed over the last 40 years, new research released today finds that Brits are finding it hard to part with some of their decades-old house features.

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RETRO: Ivory was key material of cutlery trade

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.

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Sheridan Smith

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

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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.

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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.

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