new exhibition

A new exhibition in Sheffield celebrates more than 200 years of protest in the city, up to the present day.

Kath Cripps, centre, under the Sheffield CND banner

cnd anniversary

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. With the world at a brink of a new nuclear arms race the campaign has, sadly, never been more relevant.

A 1970s protest outside the rink after it was threatened with closure.

Golden days of Silver Blades

A Sheffield ice skating fan is looking for memories of the city’s lost Silver Blades ice rink for a book he is writing.

WVS members ( as it was then known) at their shop at Lodge Moor Hospital, Sep 19th 1963

Retro: Salute to hard work of stars of WRVS in Sheffield

We’re celebrating the invaluable work of the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service in Retro after the news they will no longer be running cafes at two city hospitals.

Property feature. Home Farm, Burghwallis. Paddington Bear

End of Paddington Bear production in Doncaster

It is 20 years since the only British factory to make Paddington Bear soft toys closed its doors, but the character on which its business was based lives on, delighting children and adults alike.

Fancy dress hats were the order of the occasion at this night down at the British Oak in Carbrook

Family nights at Carbrook pub and trips to East coast

Retro reader John Askham came down to our recent Retro event at the Moor Market with some memories of growing up in Carbrook, Sheffield.

Reader John Scholey's picture of St Joseph's Convent School, Sheffield in the 1890s. His grandmother, Ellen McClory, who was born in 1888, is bottom right in the photo.Note the nun in all her finery

Retro: Jack's 1930s memories of Sheffield - hospitals, holiday fun and tipsy choirboys!

The last instalment of Jack Hambleton’s memories of Walkley from the 1920s onwards looks at childhood illnesses and the highlights of winter.

William and Kate Townsend

RETRO: Mystery Sheffield family photograph led to fascinating story of entertainer couple

A woman who turned out to be buried at Wardsend Cemetery was the subject of a long search triggered by an intriging family photograph.

Retro meet and greet, The Moor Market. Pictured is Clive Grant with his collection of old photographs.

Retro: Sheffield Star team have a great time at Moor Market meeting readers

Lovely to meet you all! Retro readers flocked to the Moor Market this week to share their memories and photographs.

The former St Paul's National School on Charles Street

City centre schools with pubs right next to them

St Paul’s National School, Charles Street

A view of the shops on South Road, Walkley, Sheffield

RETRO: ‘Tupp’ny rush’ at the cinema and choirboys out on strike

Jack Hambleton, who was born in Duncombe Street in 1924 and grew up on Industry Street, continues his childhood memories of Walkley before the war.

Leeds, Headingley, 1st April 1957

Don Wilson, skipper Billy Sutcliffe, Cowan, Close, Appleyard and Trueman, with other members of the Yorkshire County cricket team, get some physical training in before the start of practice at the nets at Headingley.

RETRO: Doncaster cricketing legend remembered

Legendary Yorkshire and England fast bowler Freddie Trueman, OBE, would have been 87 on February 6 had he survived beyond 2006.


In Pictures: Retro - Tramtastic history trip

Photographs from days gone by.

Selby, Great Heck 1st May 1968

The Flying Scotsman on her way, non stop, from King's Cross, London, to Edinburgh.

This was its last run to Edinburgh.

RETRO: Flying Scotsman saved and restored by Doncaster businessman

The iconic locomotive, The Flying Scotsman, did its last run for British Rail in January 1963, before the engine became the property of Doncaster businessman and railway enthusiast Alan Pegler for a sum of £3,000.

RETRO: Can you identify these Sheffield streets from days gone by?

RETRO: Can you identify these Sheffield streets from days gone by?

Can you identify these Sheffield streets?

Cole Shudra

Well done Sheffield Steeler Cole Shudra - just 326 goals to catch up your Dad!

Ben O’Connor used the perfect phrase to sum up hat-trick scorer Cole Shudra’s achievement.

Sheffield Steelers
RETRO: Street play and schooldays in Doncaster..

RETRO: Street play and schooldays in Doncaster..

These photos stir memories among readers, all featuring Doncastrians, and kindly supplied by Jim Northmore of Bessacarr, in response to our appeal for your old photographs.

Stuart McCall sticks a foot in against Carl Robinson

Sheffield Derby: Friday night's match takes place almost 15 years to the day since this memorable Blades v Owls clash

Next week will see the 15th anniversary of one of the most memorable Sheffield derbies of recent times.
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Arctic scene on the canal of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company yesterday. The boat with German prisoners of war among the crew is breaking ice to enable coal barges to get through to Sheffield power stations. For the last 28 days, the crew, under foreman Sidney Brice, have been starting at dawn each day, sometimes in blizzards and fog, to deal with ice varying in thickness from 1 to 9 inches.
Filed 5 March 1947

Retro Special: A look back at heroism, snow and new homes

One hundred years of changing lives chronicled by The Star Retro - City that suffered in two world wars moved forward by building modern flats but dream of better lives soon shattered as estates fell into decline.

Stonelow Junior School's First World War discoveries

School goes back in time to 1917

Inquisitive youngsters at Stonelow Junior School in Dronfield took a step back in time when they discovered all about the First World War.

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