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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".
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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.

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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.

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Star Retro wants YOUR 1976 memories

1976: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 40 years 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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