Sheffield Blitz

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

Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Marples Hotel

Marples Hotel was a popular hotel and bar on the corner of High St and Flat St. The largest single loss of life during the Sheffield Blitz occurred when Marples … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

12th December Event

Here are a few photographs from the event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz and launch the Sheffield Blitz 75th heritage project.

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: Through the eyes of an 11-year-old

A Sheffielder who lost his home, his father and brother in the Sheffield Blitz has told his story of the terrible night that changed his family forever.

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: As seen by a firewatcher on the Moor

A gripping account of the first night of the Blitz written by George Hennings, a watchman at Roberts Brothers store on the Moor, has been sent to the Sheffield Star by … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: As seen from Walkley

Here is a small selection of excerpts from Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars interviews which recall the night of the Sheffield Blitz, 12th December 1940, as seen from Walkley.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Northend Bombed

Northend is one of Sheffield’s longest-established and most reputable printers. Their print shop and office took an almost direct hit on the 12th December, but Northend survived to continue printing … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women of the Sheffield Blitz

Florence Askham, speaking in the 1980s, recalls living in Sheffield during the blitz of 1940.

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Archives Videos

The collection of Sheffield Archives videos.

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Air raid sirens signal Sheffield Blitz commemoration

World War Two air raid sirens will ring out across the city of Sheffield at 7.15pm this Saturday night (December 12th) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz. Their … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 1 Comment