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28-02-2007, 17:56   #1
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I am doing my dissertation on the Sheffield Blitz and the impact of this on the working class. I'm wanting to look at all aspects of life from the impact on jobs to living conditions to social life so if anyone that was there could help me I would really appreciate it.

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01-03-2007, 18:59   #2
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Iwas told on one of the days? water was completly shut off to the Penistone rd Langsett area,but one house on High house rd had a thin trickle of water still coming (down hill?) the word soon spread and for a couple of days a endless line going though this kitchen with pot& pans waiting for their turn to fill.
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01-03-2007, 20:39   #3
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There's a video documentary available called 'Sheffield At War - The Blitz' which costs about a tenner, or maybe you can get it from the library.
Also if you go to the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/d/ and search for Sheffield blitz it comes up with over 40 pages of peoples stories about it.

Here's what wilkipedia had to say.
The Sheffield Blitz is the name given to the worst nights of bombing in Sheffield, England during the Second World War. It took place over the nights of 12 December and 15 December 1940. Over 660 lives were lost, 1500 more were injured and 40,000 were made homeless. 3,000 homes were demolished with a further 3,000 badly damaged. A total 78,000 homes received damage. Sheffield was targeted by the Luftwaffe due to its importance as a steel centre.
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02-03-2007, 05:18   #4
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I used to live on Addison Rd in Firth Park and the house had a crack running from the gutters down to the top of the side door as a result of an incendry bomb landing at the top of Addison Rd during an air raid. Some of the houses had air raid shelters in the back gardens but some people just used the kitchen pantry under the stars.
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02-03-2007, 05:48   #5
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The Sheffield Blitz is the name given to the worst nights of bombing in Sheffield, England during the Second World War. It took place over the nights of 12 December and 15 December 1940. Over 660 lives were lost, 1500 more were injured and 40,000 were made homeless. 3,000 homes were demolished with a further 3,000 badly damaged. A total 78,000 homes received damage. Sheffield was targeted by the Luftwaffe due to its importance as a steel centre.[/QUOTE]

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02-03-2007, 06:42   #6
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The Sheffiedl blitz was on Thursday the 10th. December and Sunday 13th. December 1940.

Cynthia. Canada.
If you check your calendar Cynthia you would see that the 10th. December 1940 was on a Tuesday and 13th. December1940 was on a Friday. If you also check the BBC link I put on the post it says on there that the first Sheffield Blitz started on December 12th night and went through to the 13th so there can't have been a Sheffield Blitz on the 10th.
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02-03-2007, 08:17   #7
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sarahjo

If you search the forum you will find more information on a previous posting.

It's entitled 'Sheffield Blitz Information' posted by 'Kenny' on the 19/11/2005.

I hope this helps you.

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02-03-2007, 15:02   #8
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Check out trades and labour council minutes at Shoreham St., and of course the papers at the library.

Very interesting dissertation. What themes are you focussing on?
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28-03-2008, 09:55   #9
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How many bombs dropped on Sheffield in WW2 and where were they?
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28-03-2008, 11:41   #10
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I remember this question being asked by someone a few years ago. I think there is a book or a list , plus a map, somewhere in the local studies libraries.
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28-03-2008, 12:15   #11
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There's an indication on Chris Hobbs Site,

http://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffield/pitsmoorwardead.htm
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28-03-2008, 13:54   #12
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I remember my Nan telling me about a bomb that dropped in the gardens near the bottom of Stannington Road. She was evacuated into the cellar of the Anvil Pub across the road.
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28-03-2008, 14:38   #13
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These are photos of a map included in a Sheffield Star publication called Sheffield at War 1939-45. It's too fragile to scan.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...eldBombsNW.jpg
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http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...eldBombsSW.jpg
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http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...nSheffield.jpg
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The black dots show the sites of high explosive bombs or landmines and not incendiaries.
One of the most well known sites was The Marples Hotel in Fitzalen Sqare, since rebuilt as a pub but now a motorcycle clothing shop.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/DSCN5181.jpg
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I quote from Sheffield at War 1939-45. ' Sheffield had sixteen air raids with 631 killed and 1,817 injured. The first bomb fell on the night of August 18th 1940, the last on July 28th 1942 along with 130 alerts.
The Sheffield Blitz is thought of as the nights of 12th. 13th. and 15th. December 1940.
It is estimated that 300 aircraft participated, 450 high explosive, 6 parachute mines and many thousands of incendiary bombs were dropped.
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28-03-2008, 14:57   #14
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Hello Midvixen. Look on the first map Bombs NW. near the junction of Stannington Rd. and Holme Lane. I dont know which one of the three just missed your Nan. Does anyone in your family have a photo of the event?
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28-03-2008, 18:40   #15
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Did you know that Sheffield was also bombed by a Zeplin in WW1?

I'm sure the map is not conclusive as you can still see some old bomb craters on Wincobank Hill also the old swings just inside Woolly Woods was totally destroyed if you know where to look you can still see where it was.

My mother (Pamela Pyne) lived on Stockton Street there was six of them and they weren't evacuated even after the first raid. Derek Dooley lived a few streets away.
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28-03-2008, 21:01   #16
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Did you know that Sheffield was also bombed by a Zeplin in WW1?
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If you look on the thread: World War 1 Volunteers Wanted, No.91, you will find a photo of the memorial to the casualties of the Zeppelin raid.
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28-03-2008, 21:20   #17
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Hello Midvixen. Look on the first map Bombs NW. near the junction of Stannington Rd. and Holme Lane. I dont know which one of the three just missed your Nan. Does anyone in your family have a photo of the event?
Just looked on the map and it's the one on Stannington Road, the one on the right of that pair of dots.

Been on the phone to my Mum, but I don't think there are any photos in the family. Mum said it dropped just at the bottom of the gardens on the edge of the "mousehole" allotments, but I'm afraid that's all she knows. The older relatives have all passed away so other than having a seance, I can't help any more!!

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28-03-2008, 22:24   #18
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The SW map confirms a distant memory/rumour from my childhood in that a bomb did indeed drop on the wasteground we used to play on between Slayleigh Avenue and Slayleigh Lane (just north of the 'Fulwood' marker). It's another posh housing estate now
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28-03-2008, 23:36   #19
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... Mum said it dropped just at the bottom of the gardens on the edge of the "mousehole" allotments...
It was actually a landmine (parachute mine) which landed in the mousehole area but failed to explode. The area was evacuated until the bomb disposal people had made it safe. Apparently, if it had exploded it would have destroyed the houses in the lower part of Stannington Road and much of Malin Bridge/Walkley Bank.
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29-03-2008, 08:54   #20
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Hello Midvixen. Look on the first map Bombs NW. near the junction of Stannington Rd. and Holme Lane. I dont know which one of the three just missed your Nan. Does anyone in your family have a photo of the event?
One or all 3 of those are probably the reason why none of our walls are straight.
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