Invitation to all our Retro lovers

Gloops Christmas Toy Fund.
Gloops Christmas Toy Fund.

The Star has teamed up with the Lord Mayor for a first-of-its-kind event at Sheffield Town Hall - and we want you to come too.

We are launching our new nostalgia book Retro Rewound this Thursday, with the chance for you to pop along and chat about everything to do with old Sheffield.

Our Saturday Retro supplement is extremely popular - but it wouldn’t be the same without all the photos and memories contributed by you, our readers.

Now we hope you’ll seize the chance to share more of your favourite pictures and historical information as well as meeting the Retro team.

It doesn’t matter if it’s an school photo from the 1940s or an image of the city centre in the 1970s - bring it along so we can share it in forthcoming editions of Retro.

Everyone is welcome to drop in to Thursday’s event which takes place from 11am until 2pm.

The 115th Lord Mayor of Sheffield - local history expert Sylvia Dunkley - will be there from around 12noon as well as many regular Retro contributors.

Retro Rewound is a celebration of everything old Sheffield including highlights from the past year’s Retro supplement.

The book contains many old Steel City favourites from Redgates and the Hole in the Road to Gloops, the Grand Hotel and the Dial House Club.

There’s a special section containing our readers’ recollection of the Sheffield Blitz and a photo tour of the city’s working men’s clubs.

Of course, there’s plenty on both the Owls and Blades, as well as some tricky questions to challenge your little grey cells.

We would love to see lots of Retro readers meeting up - and meeting us - for the first time.

We want to hear what you want to see on the pages of Retro in 2012 and, if there’s a historical question you’d love to know the answer to, we’re happy to see if our readers know the answer.

Please make sure all photos and information you take to the event are clearly marked with your name and contact details as well as as much detail about their history as possible.

n Copies of Retro Rewound, priced £9.99, are available now from The Star shop on York Street or by calling 0114 276 7676.