Nostalgia

Nostalgia

RETRO: Taking a step back to look at the history of the city’s works

Taking a step back in time, this week we take a look at Sheffield buildings of years gone by.

Nostalgia 2
Those were the days: January 1947:  The most severe winter in modern history

Those were the days: January 1947: The most severe winter in modern history

As Britain contemplated a blast of Arctic winds bringing flurries of snow, we recall this time 70 years ago when the country experienced one of the most severe winters in modern history. Between January and March that year, snow fell every day somewhere in the country for 55 days straight and it was so cold that it remained on the ground for much longer than that.

Nostalgia
The Wicker
Oxo Builing in background

Those were the days: 1964: The Wicker and Sheffield’s onw Oxo Building

Here’s a view of The Wicker looking towards the city centre in 1964 when no doubt this would have been regarded as a busy day for traffic.

Nostalgia
The Beatles: "no future"

THIS WEEK REWIND: When The Beatles were rejected as having "no future"

This week 55 years ago saw budding band, who would become musical legends The Beatles, dismissed as having " no future in show business".
News
Star Retro wants YOUR 1977 memories

1977: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 39 years ago, here illustrated by Sheffield Fulwood and Millhouses parks cine film footage offering flavour of the time.

News
Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: Stainless steel wedding gift of choice

Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: Stainless steel wedding gift of choice

In 1913, Harry Brearley working in a research laboratory in Sheffield discovered ‘rustless’ steel and became credited as its inventor.

Nostalgia
Star Retro wants YOUR 1976 memories

1976: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 40 years ago.
News
Joe Cocker, his TriumPhant return to the Black Swan, Sheffield November 13 1968

Those were the days: November 13, 1968: Joe Cocker makes a triumphant return to the Black Swan

We report elsewhere how plans to revive The Boardwalk have fallen through.

Nostalgia
Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.

Nostalgia
Star Retro wants your 1974 memories

1974: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 42 autumns ago.

News
Crowds outside the Cutlers Hall waiting to see Princess  Margaret - 15 November 1966.

Those Were The Days: November 15 1966: Crowds defy the rain to see Princess Margaret

Fifty years ago Princess Margaret made her second official visit to the city to attend the re-hallowing of Sheffield Cathedral following the completion of the extensions.

Nostalgia
Star Retro wants your 1973 memories

1973: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all your recollections of 1973 ... when TV cameras focused on Sheffield for a "one city, one day" nationwide documentary.

Nostalgia 8
.

RETRO: Sheffield man goes the extra mile for charity

Legendary Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill has relived his extraordinary life in a charity biography.

Nostalgia 1
Those were the days: 1929, Speedway star and Wall of Death hero Clem Beckett

Those were the days: 1929, Speedway star and Wall of Death hero Clem Beckett

A play touring to the Lantern Theatre next week, Dare Devil Rides to Jarama, tells the story of Clem Beckett, star of speedway in its burgeoning years of the late Twenties and Thirties, a daredevil Wall of Death rider, and a political activist who died in the Spanish Civil War in 1937.

Nostalgia
Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson (top) with his victims, from left, Basil, Avril and Richard Laitner.

The Dore Murders: Anniversary of Sheffield's most shocking crime - three killed and woman raped in family wedding day massacre

It was the most brutal and shocking crime in Sheffield's history - and this weekend marks the 33rd anniversary of when unimaginable horror came to the city's most exclusive suburbs.

Nostalgia 7
The aftermath of the flood outside The Stag Inn and Turner Wheel, Malin Bridge

Truth revealed at last in 150-year-old Sheffield flood victims mystery

The identities of two victims of the 1864 Sheffield Flood have finally been confirmed after more than 150 years.

Nostalgia 4
Lizzie on her rounds, seen in this 1916 cutting from the Sheffield Daily Independent newspaper

Meet the Sheffield elephant who inspired a whole herd

Sheffield is saying goodbye this weekend to the popular herd of elephant sculptures that have brightened up the city’s public spaces, so here's a picture of Lizzie, the elephant who inspired the idea.

News
Hanrahans was one Sheffield's longest-established bars

RETRO: Remembering Sheffield's Hanrahans on Glossop Road

Twenty eight years ago Hanrahans was one of Sheffield's hottest night spots for the city’s young professionals.

Nostalgia 13
Sheffield Eagles celebrate  League 2 Play Off-Final victory over Swinton at Warrington.

Retro: Sheffield Eagles’ playoff glory, 10 years ago

Glory days are back for Sheffield Eagles, reported James Collins as the club clinched promotion on Sunday, October 8, 2006.

Rugby League
South Yorkshire Transport, 1986

VIDEO: Amazing footage of how Sheffield’s buses used to look

Here's some great footage of South Yorkshire Transport and other colourful buses that frequented the city in the mid 1980's

News
Load more