20 historic photos at launch of Sheffield institutions including the Crucible, Redgates and Meadowhall

They were defining moments in the lives of those who were there - and the city.

The launch of Redgates, Ponds Forge, the Crucible, Cole Brothers, the Lyceum and Meadowhall, among others, attracted thousands of people - and a Star photographer. Here, with this collection of remarkable photos, we relive the joyous first moments of some beloved institutions.