Visitors enjoy delving into the past

Sheffield Family History Society second annual fair at the 1867 Lounge at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Hillsborough Sheffield. First speaker of the day Angela Treweek (second left with event organiseres left to right Sharon Lane, Mary Baxter and Tony Beardshaw'1 June 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble'www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk
Sheffield Family History Society second annual fair at the 1867 Lounge at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Hillsborough Sheffield. First speaker of the day Angela Treweek (second left with event organiseres left to right Sharon Lane, Mary Baxter and Tony Beardshaw'1 June 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble'www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk
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Hundreds of Sheffield folk delved deep into the past to discover more about their own relatives at Sheffield Family History Fair.

There were plenty of Retro readers keen to share their photos and also with requests for help from our archive and experts.

Local history groups from across the city offered advice at the event held at the Owls’ Hillsborough ground.

There were also representatives from national family history research organisations and museums.

The annual event has increased in size and attracts scores of people interested in their own history as well as Sheffield heritage.

Sharon Lane, one of the organisers, said she was thrilled at receiving such a positive response.

“It has been fantastically busy, more than 600 people have come through the door,” she said. “There have been lots of beginners to family history who are interested in finding out more and that is just what we were hoping for.

“We want people to take interest in their family tree. The talks have gone down well and all in all it has been very successful.

n See Saturday’s Retro for a selection of photos brought to the event by readers.