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1975: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 41 winters ago.

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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.

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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.

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Star Retro wants your 1974 memories

1974: We want YOUR memories

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

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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.

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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.

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RETRO: Sheffield man goes the extra mile for charity

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Ramblers in Sheffield c. 1900 -1914

Retro: A mass protest remembered

Sheffield Walking Festival has just celebrated 84 years since the Abbey Brook Mass Trespass.

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Zeppelin raid damage to houses on Cossey Road, Sheffield

Zeppelin that rained death from the sky on Sheffield

One hundred years ago on Monday (September 26), the first Sheffielders to be killed in an air raid died when a German Zeppelin dropped bombs on the city.

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Million Dollar Quartet on stage

Great days of rock and roll on stage in Sheffield

Fans of rock and roll can watch a re-creation of one of the most legendary live music sessions ever on stage in Sheffield next week.

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VIDEO & 360 PHOTOS: Stories Of The Somme remembers tragic Barnsley Pals

They worked together, lived together and many of the so-called Barnsley Pals died together in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme
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August 3rd 1990 - The Star front page

FLASHBACK: Sheffield's hottest day EVER

Just over 26 years ago Sheffield was basking in record breaking temperatures.

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William Barnsley Allen (as portrayed on cigarette card)

ON THIS DAY: South Yorkshire soldier's "most conspicuous bravery" a century ago

This weekend we salute Sheffield son whose "devotion to duty" won him coveted Victoria Cross.
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