Chocolate sponge and custard ... absolute winner of a school meal!

Love them or hate them, you certainly had plenty to say about Sunderland school dinners from times gone by.

Doncaster Rovers celebrate at the Millennium Stadium.  Picture Liz Robinson

Retro: Flashback to Doncaster Rovers JPT Trophy triumph at Cardiff in 2007

Doncaster Rovers won their first major knockout trophy in dramatic style on April 1. 2007

1920s footage of the crooked spire

1920s footage of the crooked spire

This fascinating footage needs no introduction.

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.

Pictures from the archive.

NOSTALGIA: Old pictures of Chesterfield Co-op

On the back of yesterday's news that work to transform Chesterfield's former Co-op site into a hotel and leisure hub is due to start in May, we've delved into our archives and found these old pictures of the landmark building and surrounding area.

The Victoria Ballroom, 1967.

NOSTALGIA: The Who, the Kinks and Slade rocked Chesterfield's Victoria Ballroom

Earlier today, we reported that Chesterfield's Victoria Centre is to close - marking the end of an era.
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SLIDESHOW: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

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

Low Pavement Chesterfield as it is today, but it didn't always look quite like this.

IN PICTURES: Chesterfield then and now - how much has the town changed?

Can you remember what Chesterfield looked like in the 1970s and 1980s?

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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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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...

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The big freeze of 1947 - snow at Edale

PICTURES: Snow, ice and floods - the brutal winter of 1947

It was one of the most brutal and harshest winters in living memory – the infamous winter of 1947.

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Can you spot yourself?

NOSTALGIA: Are you pictured in this video of Chesterfield's 80's nightlife?

We thought we'd share this nostalgic video of Chesterfield's nightlife in the 1980s.
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VIDEO: Derbyshire review of the year 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve taken a look back at some of the stories that made the news in Derbyshire over the last 12 months.

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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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WATCH: Chesterfield surveillance footage from 1935

This video footage shows a police surveillance operation in Chesterfield in 1935.

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Snow Pics

VIDEO AND PICTURES: On this day - deep snowfall in Chesterfield 6 years ago

On this day six years ago, Chesterfield woke up to deep snowfall.

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Beauchief Abbey Farm, Sheffield

‘Meddlesome priest’ killing and its links to Sheffield

Before I start I have to confess that I’ve never been to see today’s subject before.

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A portrait taken after 1915.

Author’s pride in her DLI grandad’s war heroics

The story of an chaplain who became a wartime hero has been told in a new book written by his own granddaughter.

The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.


VIDEO & 360 PHOTOS: Stories Of The Somme remembers tragic Barnsley Pals

They worked together, lived together and many of the so-called Barnsley Pals died together in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme
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