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Heritage: ‘Cemetery could become Sheffield’s own Highgate’

Society argues that historic site should be a national - as well as local treasure - as council plans works aimed at seeing it removed from At Risk register

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Pictures: Children step back in time 100 years to war home front

Bakewell Infants School pupils discover what life was like in their Peak District village for farm workers and the impact of conflict on food and farming

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Handkerchief Vase

Antiques Column: Taking a Chance on historic vase

The Chance brothers, Lucas and William, had been working together as ‘Chance Brothers and Company’ at the Smethwick glassworks in the West Midlands since 1832 when William bought into Lucas’ business to save it from bankrupty.

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Slideshow: Sheffield school invites ex-pupils back for big reunion

High Storrs School are organising their first fully inclusive reunion event, open to all former students.

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Keetons strikers and supporters on July 2, 1987

Sheffield's longest-running strike that dropped out of public memory

Sheffield people have a long history of standing up for what they believe in, writes Sheffield Museums curator Louisa Briggs.

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Heritage: City longest-running strike that slipped out of memory

Heritage: City longest-running strike that slipped out of memory

Keetons dispute over redundancies fron Darnall tool manufacturer that ran for eight-and-a half years is commemorated in exhibition on protests

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Pictures: Can you help us identify these pictures?

We’re looking for some help to indentify these pictures, if you think you know where they are, please email: archives@sheffield.gov.uk

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Pictures: Focus on Woodseats

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of old Woodseats

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In Pictures: Castlefolds Market

Castlefolds Markets was established in c. 1847 on land between the Corn Exchange and the Norfolk Market Hall. It provided a covered letting space for the wholesale trade in fruit and vegetables.

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Pictures: ‘Old girls’ ready to celebrate centenary of their school

Abbeydale Girls’ Grammar originally started up in an old residence and a new building was damaged in the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940

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Sue Roe describing the Reading Sheffield group's work on the origin of Sheffield libraries and Book Clubs

Bus ride that opened up a new chapter in Sheffield's history

A chance encounter on the number 60 bus helped lead to a research project that’s been featured in a new book on the history of libraries and reading habits.
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The safety curtain at Abbeydale Picture House

We want your memories of Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield

Whether it was dancing in the ballroom beneath the cinema, drinking sarsaparilla at the nearby Temperance bar or attending kids’ films screenings on a Saturday morning, the Abbeydale Picture House holds a place in the memories of many Sheffield residents, writes Katharine Butchers.
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The building where the human guinea pig experiments took place in Sheffield

Wartime conscientious objectors were human guinea pigs in Sheffield research

During the Second World War, Sheffield became a leading centre of research into the parasitic disease scabies.

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Pictures: Sheaf Square and the Midlands Railway Station

Take a step back in time with a look at our picture gallery of Sheaf Square and the Midlands Railway Station.

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In Pictures: Working life in Sheffield in the 1960s

All the images are from Sheffield Libraries online image library Picture Sheffield A unique collection of over 80,000 images of the city.

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Pictures: The Las Vegas of the north of England – Sheffield’s Fiesta Club

Cream of entertainment: The Fiesta Club in Sheffield once brought the best in showbusiness to the creme de la creme of Sheffield

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Pictures: Castle Market

Castle market before the demolition.

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Undated handout photo issued by Sheffield City Council of the damage at Rowell Bridge Wheel, Loxley, Sheffield, following the Great Sheffield Flood in 1884. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 9, 2014. Events have begun to mark the 150th anniversary of the deaths of at least 240 people in what many see as a largely forgotten British disaster. Just before midnight on March 11, 1864, a wall of water smashed its way through Sheffield after a newly built dam burst as it was being filled, leaving a trail of devastation. See PA story MEMORIAL Dam. Photo credit should read: www.picturesheffield.com/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Sheffield’s Great Flood remembered

What began as a tiny fissure in a dam wall led to catastrophe on a huge scale, on March 11, 1864.

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Pictures: Work by Sheffield women in the 20th century

Picture Sheffield is featuring the varied work undertaken by Sheffield women in the 20th century – from the early Sheffield Simplex Motorcar Works at Tinsley in World War One to the Abbey Glen laundry in the 1980s.

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