The homefront

The homefront

Retro: Doncaster search for World War One stories

The story of Doncaster in World War One is being told in a project that aims to record as many stories as possible.

'Posties' from the early 1900's'Left to right back row: Mabel, Lily, Elsie, ?'Front: Mattie and Amy''Submitted by Ray Hill''24 Greenfield Road, S65 3NX'Postmen and Postwomen

Retro: Sheffield’s wartime women posties

You find some fascinating stuff at bric-a-brac sales, as Retro reader Ray Hill from Rotherham knows only too well.

Retro Nov 1914: Buses carrying Belgian casualties entering Collegiate Crescent

Retro: Sheffield aid for Belgian wartime refugees

At 5pm on November 4, 1914 a meeting was held in Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, to decide what steps might be taken to help the Belgian refugees who were about to arrive in the city.

Uni of Sheffield Retro Nov 1914 feature: Members of the Waltonian Angling Society entertaining wounded soldiers from 3rd Northern General Hospital

Retro: Sheffield University’s first casualty of war in 1914

By November 1914 it was clear the war would not be “over by Christmas.”

Retro Oct 1914: Fire engines leaving Central Fire Station, Division Street, now Bungalows and Bears

Retro: Sheffield hit by other deaths as World War One raged

In October 1914 the impact of war was increasingly felt across the pages of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph.

Retro on Sept 1914: Unidentified wedding group, possibly Crookes area

RETRO: Interesting wedding...but who are these Sheffield folk?

It can be a strange experience looking back through Sheffield newspapers from 100 years ago.

Retro Kelham Island exhib: a certificate awarded to Annie Stocks, who worked at the National Projectile Factory in Templeborough, 1916-1918

Retro: how war reshaped Sheffield industry

A new exhibition at Kelham Island Museum looks at the effect of the First World War on industry and workers in Sheffield.

An exhibition at Kelham Island museum running in conjunction with the centenary anniversary of World War I.

Sheffield’s industrial role in World War I on display

Sheffield’s role in the First World War is under the spotlight at two new exhibitions.

Chris Young and members of the rugby club at Mosborough Miners Welfare club are holding a 'lights-out' hour to mark the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Thousands to honour region’s WW1 heroes at centenary events

When Britain joined the conflict that went on to become known as the First World War, a century ago, it was impossible to imagine what the terrible human cost would be.

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