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

Tuesday, 12th March 2024

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Weston Park Museum

Free, donations welcome

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. 

Weston Park Museum
Western Bank
S10 2TP