THE celebrations are finally starting!
The Star is 125 years old this year (have we mentioned that?) and this week we really begin to mark the occasion – with a party and presents.
Readers are invited to join Jeremey Clifford and members of the reporting team at Sheffield Town Hall today for a cup of tea to mark the landmark anniversary.
It will be the first chance to see our exhibition which will then run at Weston Park Museum from October 2 to November 4.
And on Saturday we will give-away the first of five eight-page pull-outs which chart the history of the paper, as well as Sheffield and South Yorkshire over the last 125 years.
One will run every weekend for the next five weeks.
Each of the spectacular collectors’ items will document a 25-year period covering the biggest stories, the best photos and most famous places and faces from the time.
There will be a sports section, a picture pull-out, and a news event for every single year since we started publishing on June 7, 1887.
And to whet your appetite here are the sort of stunning news images – all plucked from our archives – you can look forward to.
“For anyone with even a passing interest in Sheffield history,” says Mr Clifford, “these will be a must read.”
n Today’s reader event takes place in the Town Hall Reception Room, 2-5pm.