Nostalgia

Nostalgia

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.
Whats on
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.

Nostalgia
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.

News
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.

Nostalgia
1967 Mansfield Market Place

POEM: Mansfield was a town to be proud of

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

Your Say
LOOKING BACK: Remember tuning in to watch these classic shows

LOOKING BACK: Remember tuning in to watch these classic shows

Apparently, they don’t make kids TV like they used to. So join with us on a trip down television memory lane and rate your favourites as we go...

Offbeat
CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Share your Cub Scout memories with us in time for 100 year anniversary

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Share your Cub Scout memories with us in time for 100 year anniversary

It’s a movement known the world over and tomorrow Cub Scouting celebrates its centenary.

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RETRO: Primary pupils prepare for production

RETRO: Primary pupils prepare for production

These pupils pose up a storm with their tinsel halos and shepherd smocks at the ready.

Nostalgia
RETRO: Spot anyone you know in this 1980 nativity photo?

RETRO: Spot anyone you know in this 1980 nativity photo?

Time for another trip down memory lane now...

Nostalgia
RETRO: Rainworth pupils take to the stage

RETRO: Rainworth pupils take to the stage

Do you recognise any of these festive faces?

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RETRO: Primary pupils prepare to perform play

RETRO: Primary pupils prepare to perform play

It’s that time of year again when school children will be donning tinsel clad costumes and shepherd smocks to take to the stage in their nativity plays.

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RETRO: Do you recognise anyone from this 2001 Rainworth nativity snap?

RETRO: Do you recognise anyone from this 2001 Rainworth nativity snap?

It’s that time of year again, when the area’s school children will be donning Christmas costumes and posing for pictures that are sure to come back and haunt them in years to come.

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ON THIS DAY: deep snowfall in Mansfield 6 years ago

ON THIS DAY: deep snowfall in Mansfield 6 years ago

On this day six years ago, heavy snow fell in Mansfield, causing major disruption.

News
1990 Annesley WI 75th Anniversary

BACK IN TIME: Annesley WI celebrate a milestone anniversary in 1990

Annesley WI celebrated their 75th anniversary in 1990 and a Chad photographer was there to take a picture of the milestone occasion.

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