Nostalgia

Nostalgia

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Did you line up for cricket team?

Another trip back to 2003 this week thanks to the Chad archive.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Did you dress up for book day?

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Did you dress up for book day?

Heading back to 2003 again with this photo from the Chad archive.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Asquith School’s choir

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Asquith School’s choir

Here’s another treat from the Chad archive.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kirkby Guides 2003

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kirkby Guides 2003

This week’s offering shows Kirkby 1st Guides in 2003.

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COLUMN: Tough luck if you lived near mountain of manure

COLUMN: Tough luck if you lived near mountain of manure

I was lucky, I suppose, living on the Orlit estate at the top of Westfield Lane, as we had decent-sized gardens mostly.

Opinion
COLUMN: I miss being greeted as ‘duck’

COLUMN: I miss being greeted as ‘duck’

Living in the Philippines as I do now, I miss greatly the greetings you get in the Chad district — especially the dry slightly sarcastic ones.

Opinion
Flashback Friday: Spot the celeb

Flashback Friday: Spot the celeb

This shopper seemed to enjoy rubbing shoulders with everyone’s favourite Eastender.

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Flashback Friday: 2002 team photo

Did you play for any of the Sutton Centre’s basketball teams in 2002?

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2002 Mansfield England v Argentina in The Swan

Flashback Friday: Football fans watch England

Do you recognise any of these football fans watching England v Argentina in the 2002 World Cup?

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Mansfield 103.2 engineer Graham Collis and Jodie Henshaw, of Mansfield Museum, with one of the portable transistor radios on show at the exhibition. (PHOTO BY: Rachel Atkins).

Days of pirate radio revived by Mansfield Museum exhibition

In this high-tech, digital age of fast downloads and streaming, it’s hard to believe that we once had to snuggle up to portable transistor radios to catch our favourite music on pirate stations.

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COLUMN: Coal delivery day was a great event for local kids

COLUMN: Coal delivery day was a great event for local kids

During the time of my childhood in the 1950s and early 60s, you could not help but be affected by local industries in one way or another.

Opinion
David Marriott, who is leading the appeal for memories of Sally Twinkle, one of Mansfields best-loved shops.

Appeal for Sally Twinkle memories as part of shop’s 50th anniversary

Do you remember shopping or working in Sally Twinkle, one of Mansfield’s best-loved independent shops?

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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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COLUMN: Memories of Mansfield

COLUMN: Memories of Mansfield

I’m Mansfield born and bred, 68 years of age and I lived in the area all my life until retiring and moving to Cebu in the Philippines in August 2013.

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RETRO: Historic footage shows Royal visit to Portland Training College

RETRO: Historic footage shows Royal visit to Portland Training College

This fascinating footage needs no introduction.

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school dinner

Eight things everyone loved about school dinners

It’s International School Dinners Day, try really hard and you can smell the musty sausage and mash aroma and hear the sound of chairs scraping on the school hall floor.

Offbeat
NOSTALGIA: 100 year old video honours Mansfield war hero

NOSTALGIA: 100 year old video honours Mansfield war hero

During the First World War, many of Mansfield’s men and women were enlisted in the forces in a variety of roles.

News

SLIDESHOW: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area.

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Elvis Presley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 . Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

What happened on this day in history?

Ramsey McDonald became Labour’s first prime minister on January 23, 1924.

Frisbees rolled off production lines in American in 1957.

Ray Charles, James Brown and Elvis Presley were the first artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

A House of Lords debate was televised for the first time in 1985.

Garages were legally obliged to display fuel prices by litre only, not by the gallon, from 1989.

Cricketer Graham Gooch scored his 100th 100 on tour at Cuttack, India, in 1993.

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1967 Mansfield Market Place

POEM: Mansfield was a town to be proud of

Each Saturday morning, mum and I would go into town,

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