Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Heritage: Flood victim’s death mask made by his grieving son

Tragic familytale from the 1864 Sheffield floods, where hundreds died and much of the city was destroyed, is laid bare as part of an exhibition

Nostalgia
Hummel figures of children

Antiques column: Charm of Hummel

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.

Opinion
Heritage article from Heeley City Farm

Heritage: Our history can help shape how we feel about our city

The history of the places we live plays a crucial role in determining how we feel about them today.

Nostalgia 1
Colourful plastic buttons were developed in the 20th century

Anqiques Column: Buttoning up a new collection

Buttons have always been used for fastening and decoration. 
They have been discovered in Egyptian tombs and over 15,000 have been found on a Court costume belonging to Henry VIII.

Lifestyle
Veteran Frank Yates with a with historic World War Two fire engine at the city's first permanent exhibition to the Sheffield Blitz. Picture Scott Merrylees

Heritage: Grandma’s diary led to host of discoveries about Blitz

First permanent exhibition about Sheffield’s worst wartime bombing raids is part of a project to pay tribute to city’s spirit of defiance in face of attack

Nostalgia
Cob Children Toys Glass Marbles Marbles Cats Eye

Antiques Column: Marbles – colourful collectors’ items

Marbles, for generations, have been a popular collectors’ item.

Opinion 1
NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

NOSTALGIA: The changing face of Wincobank Hall

When archaeologists excavated the site of Wincobank Hall in 2004, prior to the building of the Amaranthus development they recovered numerous diamond shaped fragments of glass from the leaded windows, now on display in Weston Park Museum.

Nostalgia 1
The Co-op on the corner of Bawtry Road, Tinsley. Picture courtesy of Keith Martin

Tinsley looks back at Sheffield’s transport heritage

A day of art and archaeology later this month will be exploring the history of Tinsley in north Sheffield.

Arts
The Star's front page of February 16 1962

VIDEO: 11 fascinating facts about the Sheffield Hurricane of February 16 1962

On February 16 1962 hurricane force winds brought death and destruction to Sheffield.

News 3
Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Retro: Silver Surfer looking for nurse with a purse

Many modern day romantics looking for love may well view Valentine’s Day with some optimism this year, especially as they have decided to dip their toes into the world of online dating, seeing it as the answer to making all their fairy tales and dreams come true.

Nostalgia
You have to work hard at love each and every day say Brian and Gloria Studley

Retro: Love and friendship while tripping the light fantastic

Love is in the air at Meadowhall this year as Valentine’s looms, but rather than look to the younger generations for inspiration, the centre has uncovered a wealth of romance under its own roof!

Nostalgia
Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Lottery cash boost to help school mark centenary of World War One

Stonelow Junior School in Dronfield has received £10,000 from National Lottery players for a project - Dronfield’s Home Front 1917.

Nostalgia
Forbidden bitter tasted sweet!

UNDER AND INN: Remember these forbidden booze ruses?

It wasn't big. Or clever. But, while we don't condone it to today's youth, we adolescents of yesteryear all tried tasting a teen tipple. Or two.
News
Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Antiques column: Why longcase is finest English clock of all time

Since we stopped using the sundial to tell us when it was lunchtime the world began producing timepieces, among them the clock.

Nostalgia
.

RETRO: Last surviving firefighter set to unveil city’s first permanent exhibiton to Sheffield Blitz

Ninety eight year-old Doug Lightning, is lined up to remember hundreds of people that died in the two nights of the Luftwaffe bombings when he officially opens a lasting legacy to the December 1940 attacks on Sheffield next month.

Nostalgia
RETRO: Home of the successful Sheffield building firm, the Forsdike’s

RETRO: Home of the successful Sheffield building firm, the Forsdike’s

I’ve decided to stay in the Granville Road area for a further week simply because of its beautiful houses and its history, one look at the houses in this area and you realise just what rubbish now pass for new builds.

Nostalgia 2
RETRO: Taking a step back to look at the history of the city’s works

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 3
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
Load more