Sheffield Blitz

The history and commemoration of the Second World War air raids on Sheffield

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The Sheffield Blitz Memorial Trust have secured funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to tell the story of the Sheffield Blitz.

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Daughters’ Deaths on Devonshire Street

Many people don’t realise Sheffield’s Devonshire Green area used to be a thriving community of back to back housing prior to the Sheffield Blitz. The cruel twist of fate that … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brave Boy Scout Flinn

Does anyone know the family of brave Sheffield scout John Flinn? He was on duty through out the night of the Sheffield Blitz on 12th December 1940, famously wearing a … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blitz Exhibition Launch Event

You can watch the ITV news report here.  

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz Exhibition Is Open

A seven year campaign has finally come to fruition with the opening of the city’s first permanent Sheffield Blitz exhibition. Last Friday, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: a view from Broomhall

Broomhall is very close to Sheffield city centre and as a result its residents had some close-hand experiences of the Blitz. A number of first-hand stories of the Blitz have been collected … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Further Reading

If you would like to read more about the Sheffield Blitz here are two great online sources. This is a history of Sheffield’s fire fighters and other emergency services. http://www.sfbhistory.org.uk/Pages/History/Section06.htmlContinue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Emergency Exhibition Progress

We were at the National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield, yesterday finalising a few things for the forthcoming exhibition. The exhibition space is looking great. The NESM team are doing a … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sheffield’s Permanent Blitz Exhibition to Open

We’re excited to announce the official unveiling of the city’s new permanent exhibition to the Sheffield Blitz in February. The exhibition will be hosted at the National Emergency Services Museum, West Bar, Sheffield. … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

76 years ago to the hour

The air raid sirens rang out across the city at 7pm 76 years ago today. Once again, Sheffielders heard the sirens warn that the German bombers were on their way. Each … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Telegram Boy

This is our sixth and final Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, for 2016. Ken Foster tells the tale of a telegram boy, dodging bombs from one shelter to another, … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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