16 pictures to take you back to Sheffield in the 1970s

It was the year of The Star’s paper dollies, dancing in Baileys and the Buffer Girls were still working hard - it was Sheffield in 1972.

Sunday, 24th May 2020, 9:40 am
Updated Sunday, 24th May 2020, 9:41 am
How much has Sheffield's Fargate changed since 1972?
How much has Sheffield's Fargate changed since 1972?

Here are memories to transport you back almost half a century – is this the Sheffield you remember?

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Rt.Rev Gordon Fallows with Ted Horton of Frickley Colliery in 1972

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Police on the streets of South Yorkshire during the miners' strike of 1972.

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Sheffield Boys Brigade annual parade through Barkers Pool in October 1972
Taking you back to 1972 with these memories
The Buffer Girls who worked on Sheffield's famous cutlery pictured in September 1972
Sheffield University - Rag Day in October 1972 where the dog leads the way for this group in the parade.
Sheffield Illuminations switch on. Gloops gets in on the picture as the Lord Mayor hands over the keys for a Variety Club Sunshine Coach, with Emile Ford November 1972.
Easter Bonnet Contestants, Meadow Street Hotel 1972 left to right Esther, Carole Froggatt, Millie and Clara
New Disco at Bailey's, 1972, Cavendish.
Hole In The Road, Castle Square, May 1972
Hoping for a good choice of fireworks are Tracy Bowling, Kevin Ward, Jonathon Lee, Sally Whitworth, Peter Westwood and Julie Westwood in October 1972
L to R at Brampton Bierlow playing fields...Maxine Rawson 10, Christine Veasey 9 and Tracey Birlow 8 all from Brampton Bierlow. in August 1972
Who went to the Junior Mixed and Infants School in Finningley?
The new blocks of flats that are rising in the Burngreave district of Sheffield in April 1972
Paul Slinn (right) aged 16 who is a pupil of the Herries Comprehensive School, Sheffield with his trophy for winning The Star Walk. With John Cheetham who came third (left) and Terry Hartshorn who was second.
The Star Paper Dollies with champagne in June 1972