Sheffield Blitz

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

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

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

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

Blood Tub Driver

The fifth of of our Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, is the story of Emma Pyecroft. Aged 18 then, she worked as a driver for for … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nurse Back on Duty

The fourth of our Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star,  is the story of Edna Sherwin, an off-duty nurse enjoying a cafe meal – until the bombs … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mum Lost in Marples Hotel

In the third in our series of Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, Brenda Percival tells how she lost her mum in the terrible Marples Hotel tragedy. Read … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

In the second in our series of Stories from the Blitz, collected by the Sheffield Star, Harry Kenny recalls what it was like as an 11-year-old when a German landmine exploded outside … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Air Raid Defences in Sheffield

By John Unsworth I was born in 1930, and throughout World War II, I lived in a rented terrace house at 162 Blair Athol Road, Banner Gross, Ecclesall, Sheffield. These … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stories from the Blitz

In the lead up to December 12th 2016, we will showcase a number of Sheffield Blitz stories as collected by the Sheffield Star. First up is the written by George Hennings, … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sheffield at War Documentary

Here is a 50 minutes documentary made in Sheffield during the Second World War.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment