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Nostalgia on Tuesday: End of the line

During Britain’s first electric tramway era the Dearne District Light Railway was the last to open. Meandering from Barnsley, it linked with the mining areas of the Dearne Valley.

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Potential lies in our ‘disappearing’ historic Yorkshire textile mills, says heritage body

THE “ORIGINAL Northern Powerhouse”, the North’s historic textile mills, are disappearing fast and should be at the centre of regeneration, Historic England has said today.

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The five-star Yorkshire monastery where the monks will have en-suite bathrooms

The five-star Yorkshire monastery where the monks will have en-suite bathrooms

Monks at a North Yorkshire monastery are eagerly awaiting the first renovation of their austere accommodation in 120 years.
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Stolen moment: Englands Dan Luger (centre) celebrates his match-winning try against Australia at Twickenham in 2000. (Picture: PA)

On this day: How victory over Wallabies marked start of World Cup run

England go in search of a fifth straight win over Australia this afternoon as Eddie Jones’s side continue their quest for No 1 status in world rugby.

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The Frank Matcham designed Theatre Royal Wakefield

Transformation plans for conservation area

HISTORIC buildings on one of Wakefield’s main roads could be transformed in an ambitious £2m conservation project.

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Peter Tuffrey collection

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Rise of the cinema

Prior to the 19th century, Halifax residents could find entertainment in a number of pub yards where travelling players performed.

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Archivist Robin Wiltshire in the Sheffield City Archive strong room as it has been announced it is to open an online shop of citys treasures. Picture Scott Merrylees

Take home a piece of city’s archive history

CENTURIES of fascinating images documenting Sheffield’s past are now available to take home after copies of more than 1,200 pieces from the city’s archives went on sale.

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Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Leeds plumber discovers secret letters from World War One trenches

Poignant letters penned by a soldier during the Great War have been discovered in Leeds.

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Yorkshire teacher traces father's World War Two bomber crew

Yorkshire teacher traces father's World War Two bomber crew

It was a rainy day in April 2012 when Vic Jay took part in a Lancaster bomber ‘taxi run’ experience at the Aviation Heritage Centre in Lincolnshire.

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A Dickensian Christmas descends upon Chatsworth House

THE GRANDEUR of Chatsworth Country House has been given a Victorian Gothic twist for the festive season, as its many rooms and corridors have been transformed in a celebration of all things Dickensian.

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Sunlight starts bizarre fire at Bolton Abbey

Sunlight starts bizarre fire at Bolton Abbey

Firefighters were called to one of Yorkshire's most popular historic attractions today when a curtain caught fire in bizarre circumstances.

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Original crew member Dave Freeman with launching crew Graham Lounr and Thornwick Bay site manager Bill McPhee.

Lifeboat returns to coast after three decades away

IT WAS the vessel that was used to help save countless lives on the Yorkshire coast for 30 years - and now the Friendly Forester lifeboat is back home after 34 years away.

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A new partnership between English Heritage and Google Arts & Culture has deployed digital technology including Street View and gigapixel cameras to bring 29 historic sites across England to life for an international audience.

Now you can Google a masterpiece as English Heritage reveal classic pieces online

Hard-to-see masterpieces on stately home ceilings and rarely opened stores of archaeological remains are among the heritage being revealed online for the first time.

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Fountain at Wakefield Park

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Park pleasures

A large part was played by wealthy Victorian benefactors in providing finances and land to be used for educational and leisure facilities, mainly for the underprivileged working classes.

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Sydney Stratford who died while serving as R.N Petty Officer 1st Class aboard the Alberta

‘One in a lifetime’ chance to honour World War One trawlerman

WHEN you think of honouring those killed in World War One - it is the soldiers fighting on the battlefields of far away fronts that immediately spring to mind.

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Nostalgia on Tuesday: Cutting edge

Nostalgia on Tuesday: Cutting edge

In a commemorative booklet published during the early 20th century, Sheffield cutlers Joseph Rodgers & Sons stated they had been ‘By Appointment Under Five Sovereigns’.

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What is the real story of Guy Fawkes? Was he really only a bit-part player in the gunpowder plot as depicted in the BBC drama Gunpowder starring Kit Harington.

Freedom fighter or terrorist? Who was the real Guy Fawkes?

A new BBC drama has relegated Guy Fawkes to a bit part in the Gunpowder Plot. Not so, says York author Nick Holland, who is on a mission to uncover the man behind the myths.

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York's oldest wooden building now classed as 'at risk'

York's oldest wooden building now classed as 'at risk'

Historic England has added a medieval street in York to its 'at risk' register for 2017.
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The haunted history of this former Leeds war hospital

Leeds Beckett University's Headingley campus is one of the city's oldest educational establishments, dating back to 1913.
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Backlash over Boycott sacking: The week that was October 24 to 30, 1983.

Backlash over Boycott sacking: The week that was October 24 to 30, 1983.

During this week in 1983, Yorkshire County Cricket Club was facing a special general meeting over the sacking of Geoff Boycott following months of friction. Boycott supporters in the Yorkshire Members 1984 Group, furious that he had been “run out of the club” before his testimonial season the following year, had gathered more than enough signatures to force the meeting.

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