Sheffield Blitz

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

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

Volunteers’ induction for Sheffield Blitz 75th

We are holding an induction session for volunteers interested in becoming researchers for our project commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz The event will take place at Sheffield Archives … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bringing the Blitz to Schools

The Sheffield Blitz was brought home vividly to pupils at two primary schools, when they were the first to try out a city-wide project to commemorate it’s 75th anniversary. Youngsters … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: a view from Crookes

Here is a report of a building collapse in Crookes just after the family had returned to their house from their Anderson shelter on hearing the all-clear.

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: A view from a Tideswell sideboard

The Sheffield Blitz affected people beyond the city’s bounds, and was seen from many of the nearby Peak District villages. Here is one Tideswell woman’s recollection of hiding in the sideboard as … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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