Our top ten retro photograph galleries from Mansfield and Ashfield in 2021

Throughout 2021 your Chad has scoured the archives to help our readers reminisce over times gone by, with more than 1.2 million page views proving the popularity of our retro content – here is a roundup of your favourite pieces.

Friday, 31st December 2021, 5:01 pm

In at number one, with a whopping 100,277 views is our feature on Mansfield in 1980: 23 fantastic retro photographs of Mansfield in 1980

Featuring the old Metal Box, a busy town centre and the opening of the old Mansfield Leisure Centre, the gallery depicts life in simpler times.

Number two takes us 10 years on, to 1990.

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Featuring crazy snow storms, the closure of Mansfield Baths and a number of charity events, almost 43,000 of you wound the clock back 31 years.

Next up we have a feature on Mansfield’s West Gate.

One of the busiest streets in Mansfield for shopping, the changes over the decades have been huge and almost 37,000 of you checked out the gallery.

In at number four, we have our feature on Mansfield and Ashfield’s ‘lost pubs’ over the years.

Featuring popular favourites such as the Black Boy, Limos and The Village, it was viewed 31,260 times, and you can check it out for yourself here: 25 Mansfield and Ashfield pubs and clubs we have loved and lost over the years

Back in October 2021, we managed to get hold of some fascinating pictures showing inside the old Clipstone Headstocks which were taken as the property was redeveloped by Adco properties.

Giving a fascinating insight into life down the pit, almost 30,000 of you checked out the images: Take a look inside abandoned Clipstone Headstocks as the site is redeveloped.

In April, we did a retro feature on Mansfield schools in the eighties, which brought back some great memories for some of you.

Did your school feature?

Another from April, this time we focused our attention on Mansfield town centre, and how the high street has changed from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Something a little different now, as number eight’s entry looks back at school proms in the noughties – have a look and see if you can spot any familiar faces – 24 fantastic retro photos of Mansfield's school proms. Another school feature at number nine, this time from the nineties, see if your school makes an appearance – 18 fantastic photos of Mansfield schools in the nineties The final gallery to make our top ten is our feature of past pub landlords from Mansfield and Ashfield. Featuring Barb and Ez, and Pete and Dora Stevenson, our gallery brought back many fond memories for our readers. Check it out for yourself: 14 Mansfield and Ashfield pub landlords you may remember from down the years

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