Sheffield sport and culture celebration revisited

1996 Sheffield Lord Mayor's Parade colourful kids ... are you pictured?
1996 Sheffield Lord Mayor's Parade colourful kids ... are you pictured?
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It was 20 years ago today, with apologies to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, all the play was at our local Lord Mayor's Parade.

July 13 1996 saw your Star spotlight seven marching bands among those celebrating Sheffield's City of Sport and Culture status.

Young parade-goes shows true colours

Young parade-goes shows true colours

More than 30 floats took part in a Junior Chamber of Commerce procession that followed Children's Festival Parade.

The theme was set by sports-mad then mayor Coun Peter Price with thousands of pounds raised for his youth group charities.

He said at the time: "It is less than 10 years ago that Sheffield decided to use sport and culture as one piece of the jigsaw in the rebuilding and regeneration of our city after the ravages of the recession in the 1980s.

"We have managed, in just a short time, to turn Sheffield into Britain's City of Sport".

Send in the clown, fund-raising for charity

Send in the clown, fund-raising for charity

Were you there? Share your memories and photos with us.

How to look good in Red Indian headdress

How to look good in Red Indian headdress