Retro: A noble Sheffield boxing champion wins title and city derby

Thirty five years ago today, Sheffield middleweight Brian Anderson won his first title.

The opening of Montagu Hospital, Mexborough

Retro: Opening of Mexborough’s ‘people’s’ hospital

Thriving Mexborough Montagu Hospital was opened officially on May 18, 113 years ago by James Montagu.


Pictures: Focus on Woodseats

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of old Woodseats


Slideshow:Sheffield Spend Spend Spend show subject Viv loved the myth around her headline-grabbing life

If there is a whole mythology around the incredible story of Spend Spend Spend pools winner Viv Nicholson, that’s probably because Viv seemed to prefer the myth herself.

Pictured at the City Hall, Sheffield, as vote counting begins for the Hallam Constituency - October 10, 1974

Sheffield voter was fed up of words and no action a century ago!

Michael Parker from Deepcar has been digging into the local archives and found a letter from a disgruntled voter in the elections almost a century ago.


In Pictures: Castlefolds Market

Castlefolds Markets was established in c. 1847 on land between the Corn Exchange and the Norfolk Market Hall. It provided a covered letting space for the wholesale trade in fruit and vegetables.

Woolworths, also known as Woolies, was best known for its pick 'n' mix sweets, school clothing and stationary stock

Retail tragedy: The UK's best loved shops that have disappeared

2018 marks the year we wave goodbye to a number of retail and restaurant brands, with the likes of Toys R Us, Maplin and Carpetright being just a few of the biggest names who are closing down.

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A 1918 High Bradfield parish magazine talking about the war coming to an end

Retro: Sheffield village's rich heritage on display

History and heritage will be on display at St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield on Bank Holiday Monday.


Slideshow: Vin Malone mourns Sheffield's lost pubs

Just a couple of weeks ago I had my hair cut at Scott’s and I thought, I’ll walk up to the now demolished market and up towards Haymarket, writes Vin Malone


Redgates' iconic toy store in Sheffield - the stuff that kids' dream were made of

Lovers of old Sheffield had a lot of fun remembering their childhoods and working lives when we asked for memories of Redgates toy shop, now being demolished.

Volunteer children from Firth Park Secondary School teaching English to the Basque refugees

Youngsters fled war for peace near Sheffield

Following the devastating bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, there was such outrage in Britain that the government reluctantly agreed to allow one boatload of refugee children – ninos de la guerra – and their accompanying adults to enter the country.

The old Holt House, one of two mansions that became part of Grange Grammar School

Marilyn remembers happy schooldays in Sheffield (except the cross-country!)

A Retro reader is hoping that other former pupils of Grange Grammar School in Millhouses will come forward with memories.
Women on the march to mark the centenary of the Eyam and Stoney Middleton boot and shoe-makers' strike

Peak District villages mark strike centenary

Peak District villages Eyam and Stoney Middleton were alive with the sounds of a silver band, singing, and dramatic voices as people commemorated the 100th anniversary of the boot and shoemakers strike of 1918.

Ray Battye at the old Worrall washing trough that prompted Michael Parker to contact Retro

Retro: Watery wit about strange goings-on in Sheffield village

That indefatigable digger-out of historical curios, Michael Parker, has been at it again and he’s found another gem.


Pictures: Retro - History of the Crucible Theatre

With all eyes on the Crucible Theatre for the 2018 Betfred World Snooker Championship we take a look back at the history of the Crucible Theatre.


Pictures: Making the news in 1985

Enjoy looking back at our archive pictures from 1985.


Retro: When lido was Sheffield playground

Cheered up by the promise of a few warm days at last, thoughts of summers past inevitably turn to Millhouses Lido, that now-gone playground of the city.

Cusworth Hall

Retro: Fascinating look into town history

For anyone interested in tracing the heritage of Doncaster, an exciting history event is returning to the borough.


Pictures: Fitzalan Square

Fitzalan Square is a municipal square situated in the centre of Sheffield.

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan

Mayflower Pilgrims book launch at Doncaster Mansion House

Celebrated Mayflower historian Sue Allan takes residents on a voyage of discovery at the launch of her new book on Friday 27th April as part of the national countdown to the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower in 2020.

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