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Slideshow: Glory days of 1966 when the World Cup came to Sheffield

World Cup fever has been gripping the country, of course, this week with the nail-biting win for England against Columbia.
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Singers Pete Jones and Natasha Harper

Step back in time to the 1940s at Sheffield museum weekend

1940s enthusiasts and families alike can celebrate holidays at home at the annual 1940s Wartime Weekend and Vintage Fair held next weekend (July 14-15) at Kelham Island Museum.

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Slideshow: Sheffield Girls' School celebrating 140 years with a look back at sport

Sheffield High School for Girls celebrates its 140th year in 2018.

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Slideshow: Chequered history of Sheffield Victorian spa

Another new chapter in the chequered history of a Sheffield bath house is beginning with the news that Birley Spa is up for sale.

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Collecting ferns was once an obsession for Victorians. Pictures: Vin Malone

What the Victorians did for Sheffield - left us lovely gardens

As Reg said in The Life Of Brian: “All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"
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Medical equipment certainly looked different in the mid-20th century!

Barnsley hospital celebrating 70 years of NHS and hospital heroes

The Mayor of Barnsley Steven Green and other local dignitaries will visit Barnsley Hospital as part of national and regional celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Barnsley
The Chocolate Kabin on Rockingham Street

Sheffield chocolate brand Thornton's was a sweet idea that grew and grew

The death of a Sheffielder who was once the head of world-famous chocolate firm Thornton’s prompted some memories of the city’s famous Chocolate Kabin.

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Ace faces: regulars at the King Mojo club

Call to join tribute to Sheffield legend Peter Stringfellow's King Mojo club

Fans of Sheffield’s legendary King Mojo are being asked to help create a final and lasting legacy to the venue following the death of Peter Stringfellow earlier this month.

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Picture 1: a night out, possibly at the Sheffield Cutlers' Hall or City Hall

Fun nights out in Sheffield - but do you recognise the occasions?

Two photographs show lots of smiling faces on a glamorous night out in Sheffield – but do you recognise the occasion?

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Take a look back in time to a century of change for Rotherham

A new book of old photographs of Rotherham and surrounding villages shows the profound changes that the town has gone through over the last century.

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Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst

Helen Pankhurst to speak about her family's famous suffragette leaders at Sheffield celebration

The great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst is set to  speak in Sheffield at an event to celebrate a century since British women first got the vote.

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Singing star Alma Cogan, pictured in Blackpool

Retro: Sheffielders did love to be beside the seaside!

A picture of a Sheffield school trip to the seaside brought back happy memories for two Retro readers.

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HMP Doncaster Prison.

RETRO: Jail dubbed ‘Doncatraz’ admits first prisoners

It is 24 years since a new prison opened in Doncaster on Marshgate, as a local Category B remand facility on the site of a former power station.

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STAR: Epworth actress Sheridan Smith who is performing in the West End Smash Legally Blond.

RETRO: Star Sheridan makes her entrance 37 years ago

The immensely versatile actress Sheridan Caroline Smith OBE was born 37 years ago this month, in Epworth.

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Barnburgh Main Colliery c1982

Closing date, after 78 years, for Doncaster pit

A South Yorkshire pit, sunk in 1911, was finally closed 29 years ago, on June 16, 1989.

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Slideshow: Farewell to Sheffield personality Peter Stringfellow

One of my most surreal moments in Sheffield was seeing Peter Stringfellow in the  city centre, deep in conversation with Michael Palin.

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Handkerchief Vase

Antiques Column: Taking a Chance on historic vase

The Chance brothers, Lucas and William, had been working together as ‘Chance Brothers and Company’ at the Smethwick glassworks in the West Midlands since 1832 when William bought into Lucas’ business to save it from bankrupty.

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Flashback: Gareth Southgate holds his head in disbelief after missing the crucial penalty against Germany in the Euro 96 semi-final. Pic: PA.

Smithy column: Waddle, Nobby, Keegan’s hair and why no-one over 30 will dare fancy England for World Cup

So who’s having a tenner on England for the World Cup?

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Slideshow: Farewell to Sheffield boxing legend Brendan Ingle

He was one of the city’s treasures, a hero in the sporting world who also helped many young Sheffielders make something more of their lives.

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A previous family history event in full swing

Dig into your roots and meet Retro at Sheffield family history event

Family history (or genealogy) is very popular and if it is something you are interested in, Sheffield and District Family History Society can help by exploring your roots and provide

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