The history and commemoration of the Second World War air raids on Sheffield
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 wonderful job fitting out the space and acquiring some amazing original vehicles and artefacts to display – some for the first time in Sheffield!
Our designer is getting to grips with our ambitious idea on how to display the introduction panels.
We went through clips from the oral history recordings which visitors will be able to listen to in an Anderson shelter and an Austin van. These feature people who have been recorded for the project, including fire-fighter Doug Lightning. We are also grateful to the Walkley Historians for the use of a couple of clips from their Second World War interviews. There are some moving stories, that really bring home the emotional impact for children and adults of living through the air raid.
We are also finishing two short videos of original photographs and cine film scenes.
It is also systems go for the public opening of the exhibition on Saturday 18th February.