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Picture special: Stunning locomotive The Royal Scot plays key role in anniversary party

IT WAS an arrival that is fitting for such a landmark event.
Analysis
Protest badges from the Sheffield social history collection. Picture: Museums Sheffield

Rebels with an eternal cause: Kicking up a stink in Sheffield

Sheffielders have always enjoyed a good protest. Any excuse for a march, a demo, a public meeting, a bit of banner-waving, slogan-chanting argy-bargy. What do we want? Protest! When do we want it? Now!

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St Aidan's opencast mine.

Drama as site of mine flooded: The week that was March 21 to 27, 1988.

Mining engineers and water authority officials were striving to prevent the Aire and Calder Navigation from becoming the latest casualty of an incident in which thousands of gallons of water flooded onto the site of Yorkshire’s largest opencast mine this week.

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Harewood House YP 30 April  1996

Nostalgia on Tuesday: A stately vision

From at least 1260 a manor house, known as Gawthorpe Hall existed in the grounds of the present Harewood House.

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Nigel Mansell in 1994. (Picture: Karin Sturn)

Bygones: When Mansell was tempted out of retirement to claim the world F1 crown

It has been 25 years since Nigel Mansell won the Formula 1 World Championship, ending a wait of 16 years for a British winner.

Motorsport

WATCH: Duchess of Cornwall marks centenary of 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

The Duchess of Cornwall braved blustery weather  as she helped mark celebrations for the centenary of 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Lizzie Tulip, a trustee, in York  cemetery

Tulip amid the tombs: the designer cemetery in the heart of York

Garden designer Lizzie Tulip faced her own mortality the first time she was shown around York Cemetery. Afterwards she was asked: “So, then – where do you want your plot?” Lizzie, who is 44, thought that was a bit premature, not that she could think of a better place to end up. She has been a trustee of the York Cemetery Trust for five years, lending her good eye and green fingers to this fine place, and her plan for the cemetery garden is now under way.

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St John the Baptist Church, Adel, Leeds.

Fears over homes plan near 12 century church in Leeds with links to Royal family

A community fears that the heritage of a 12th century church in Leeds – which has links to royalty – is under threat over a plan for 100 homes and a school.

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Then and now: Dame Vera Lynn at 100

Greatest love of all: How troops kept their sweetheart Vera Lynn safe

IN AN age before television, when the only pictures were the pin-ups tucked into their vest pockets, Vera Lynn was the name on every soldier’s lips.

Music 2
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth hit £1.2m Lottery jackpot

South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth are celebrating a £1.2 million Lottery jackpot to put arts and culture at the heart of their communities.
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Grand design: Yorks historic Stonegate. (YPN).

Dan Cruickshank - why great architecture matters to us all

Historian Dan Cruickshank is in Yorkshire next week to talk about what makes a great building and why good architecture matters. Chris Bond spoke to him.

Analysis
Full stop call on child abuse: The week that was: March 14 to 20, 1999.

Full stop call on child abuse: The week that was: March 14 to 20, 1999.

The NSPCC launched Full Stop, its biggest ever campaign to root out and end child abuse and neglect of children, amid frightening new figures showing that at least one child in Britain was killed each week through cruelty, and many more lived in misery and terror.

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Bradford Wibsey tram terminus

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Age of the tram

Bradford Corporation gained powers under the Bradford Corporation Tramways Order, 1881, to construct its own tramway system.

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Master cooper Alastair Simms in his workshop at Thorp Arch. Picture Tony Johnson.

Retiring won’t stop the barrel rolling out again for Yorkshire’s last Master cooper

AS England’s oldest working barrel maker bowed out this week, the country’s last master cooper has vowed to keep the ancient skill alive.

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John Harris leaves Sheffield United FC  in August 1977.

Pictures from the past - remembering 1977.

The Queen’s visit to Leeds, a 1970s’ exercise class and nuclear submarines all came to light in this week’s delve into The Yorkshire Post archives.

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Fountains Abbey to feature on new Channel Five series

Fountains Abbey to feature on new Channel Five series

TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh will reveal the secrets of Yorkshire heritage attraction Fountains Abbey in the finale of a new Channel Five series.

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‘Leave Country’ texts ridiculed: The week that was March 7 to 13, 2007.

‘Leave Country’ texts ridiculed: The week that was March 7 to 13, 2007.

TONY Blair’s government hoped to address voter dissatisfaction with the handling of illegal immigration with a promise this week to “detect more, detain more and deport more”.

Analysis
Kiplin Hall Summer 2016

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Hall for love

Kiplin Hall’s existence today is mainly the result of Bridget Talbot’s connection with the place. After falling in love with Kiplin during her youth she later returned and fought to safeguard the building’s heritage for future generations at a time when many houses were falling victim to their own opulence.

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McCoy wins the Gold Cup on board Mr Mulligan

Bygones: When Mr Mulligan’s Gold Cup triumph proved making of McCoy

FIFTEEN years apart, Sir AP McCoy’s winning two Cheltenham Gold Cup rides could not have been more contrasting in their style – and execution.

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