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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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Health workers marched from Weston Park Hospital in protest against health cuts today and our picture shows part of the group near the Children's Hospital, Sheffield - 19th May 1987

Retro: When NHS staff took to the streets

The NHS is constantly in the news at the moment, with reports of hospitals hitting crisis point, and the excellent work of the Johnston Press investigations unit in looking at the Great NHS Gamble.

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Gene Thompson and Isabel Fyfe, who star in a new silent film telling the story of an unusual World War One memorial

Retro: Dilm on school’s war memorial

Sheffield youngsters Gene Thompson and Isabel Fyfe star in a new silent film telling the story of an unusual World War One war memorial.

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Flory with her daughter Evelyn outside her shop at Providence Road, Walkley.

Retro: Community project to tell story of city suburb

A Walkley history group has won £69,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project telling the story of the suburb.

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The  fire engine that helped to fight the terrible blazes of the Sheffield Blitz

Retro: Fire engine star of Blitz dat

When 99-year-old Doug Lightning unveiled the star exhibit at the city’s first permanent exhibition to the Sheffield Blitz yesterday, it was under rather different circumstances to their first meeting 76 years ago.

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Peter Tuffrey collection -  Sheffield High Street Marples Hotel  remains left 1940

Retro: Memories of a terrifying night for firefighter

Two years ago, Doug Lightning spoke to Retro about his experiences in the Blitz.

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Atkinsons staff

Retro: Celebration of a city institution

This March a great Sheffield institution turns 145 and The Star Retro is joining in with the celebrations.

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The Old Rectory Sprotbrough former home Douglas Bader..... Douglas Bader on the wing of a Hurricane  see story John Woodcock Copied by  Chris Lawton 10th december 2004

Doncaster flying ace inspired generations

It was in this month, in 1910, that a hero pilot of World War Two was born in London. But from the age of 13 Sir Douglas Bader grew up in Doncaster and so he has long been associated with the town.

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Charmain Gaud still has vivid memories of the Balby train disaster

Memories of Doncaster rail crash horror

A woman has told of her vivid memories of the horrific Balby Bridge rail disaster at Doncaster.

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The Victoria Ballroom, 1967.

NOSTALGIA: The Who, the Kinks and Slade rocked Chesterfield's Victoria Ballroom

Earlier today, we reported that Chesterfield's Victoria Centre is to close - marking the end of an era.
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The Star's front page of February 16 1962

VIDEO: 11 fascinating facts about the Sheffield Hurricane of February 16 1962

On February 16 1962 hurricane force winds brought death and destruction to Sheffield.

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Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Many modern day romantics looking for love may well view Valentine’s Day with some optimism this year, especially as they have decided to dip their toes into the world of online dating, seeing it as the answer to making all their fairy tales and dreams come true.

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House on Rutland Park

Retro: Meet George Spencer Waterfall of Rutland Park

I happened on today’s subject by chance really. I search Google Earth to try and find subjects for my column. My two Amigos are no help as they get lost as soon as they walk out of their homes anyway.

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50th anniversary of Manchester United Munich air crash...one of the players who died was David Pegg of Doncaster... Picture shows from left Tommy Taylor, Bobby Charlton and David

Retro: Busby Babe remembered with prider

It is 59 years this week since Doncaster became part of a tragedy that sent shock waves across the world.

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Pat Byrne and Darren Bown with the restored Hendersons Relish sign that's on display at Kelham Island Museum

Retro: Happy ending and new home for lost Henderson’s Relish sign

A familiar Sheffield landmark has found a new home on permanent display at Kelham Island Museum.

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You have to work hard at love each and every day say Brian and Gloria Studley

Retro: Love and friendship while tripping the light fantastic

Love is in the air at Meadowhall this year as Valentine’s looms, but rather than look to the younger generations for inspiration, the centre has uncovered a wealth of romance under its own roof!

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Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Stonelow Junior School in Dronfield has received £10,000 from National Lottery players for a project - Dronfield’s Home Front 1917.

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Forbidden bitter tasted sweet!

UNDER AND INN: Remember these forbidden booze ruses?

It wasn't big. Or clever. But, while we don't condone it to today's youth, we adolescents of yesteryear all tried tasting a teen tipple. Or two.
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Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Since we stopped using the sundial to tell us when it was lunchtime the world began producing timepieces, among them the clock.

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