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A composite of two black and white photographs. One shows a journalist working at a typewriter on a desk covered with papers - in the background is an empty coffin. The other shows journalists leaning on the coffin while another reporter takes a phone call at his desk in front of it. A black and white photograph showing a journalist working at a typewriter on a desk covered with papers. In the background is an empty coffin.

© Steve McClarence

© Steve McClarence

FULLY BOOKED Lunchtime Talk: Late Night Final? An Oral History of Sheffield's Newspapers Since the 1960s

Tue 12 March 2024 , 1pm-1:45pm

Weston Park Museum

This event is fully booked.


Radio broadcaster Clare Jenkins has been interviewing fellow journalists about their experiences of working for the Sheffield Star & Telegraph over the past 60 years.  


Older ones remember a world of busy, noisy, smoke-filled newsrooms with clattering typewriters, lunchtime drinking, Mavis the tea lady, daily columnists, street newspaper sellers… A world of police calls, murders and traffic accidents, weddings and funerals, council meetings and courts, the Battle of Orgreave and the Hillsborough tragedy. A world where local newspapers were at the very heart of their community.  

Clare Jenkins is a former Radio 4 programme-maker and Woman’s Hour reporter – and Sheffield Newspapers journalist. She’s also co-author, with her husband Stephen McClarence, of On the Knife Edge, an oral history of Sheffield’s Little Mesters. 

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