Sheffield Blitz

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

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.

The exhibition will be unveiled by 98-year-old Doug Lightning – the last surviving fireman who was on duty on both nights of the Sheffield Blitz. It will feature original Blitz objects, oral history clips, photographs and emergency service vehicles.
It’s great seeing all the hard work of the Sheffield Blitz 75th project finally paying off. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and helped make this exhibition happen, including our funders – the Heritage Lottery Fund. We hope we’re creating a legacy the city will be proud of.

The event will take place at the National Emergency Services Museum – the permanent home for the exhibition. Pictures and news from the event will be posted on here!

The exhibition opens to the public at 10:00am on Saturday February 18th! It will be accessible during the normal opening hours of the museum. There is an admission charge.



2 comments on “Sheffield’s Permanent Blitz Exhibition to Open

  1. Lynn Hill
    January 12, 2017

    my uncle was on leave and was called to look for survivors in the marples pub, he is still going strong and 97 years old


  2. Chris Bladette Dungworth
    January 15, 2017

    My uncle served all through ww1 and was killed in Marples while standing in as doorman for a friend


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