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Houses on Lancing Road, just off Charlotte Road had a hit. They put garages on the site and several years ago when doing some building work they found an un-exploded bomb.

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On 29/07/2017 at 18:25, Person6 said:

I was told, but someone would have to confirm this, that the top floor of Portland Works at the corner of Hill Street and Randall Street suffered bomb damage and it was repaired but not rebuilt with a pitched roof. There is certainly a section of flat roof between two pitched sections, but you would have to get that confirmed by someone. Within Portland Works itself the stencilled sign for the air raid shelter in the cellar still exists. It's to the right after you have entered through the archway.

No, it wasn't bomb damage, it was an accidental fire in 1939.  Just across the way was a spirit store and the fire service were concerned that the fire would spread, so they pulled down the middle section of C block so that the burning timbers fell inwards rather than outwards. If you have a spare £250,000 Portland Works would be delighted to rebuild it.

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17 hours ago, danensis said:

No, it wasn't bomb damage, it was an accidental fire in 1939.  Just across the way was a spirit store and the fire service were concerned that the fire would spread, so they pulled down the middle section of C block so that the burning timbers fell inwards rather than outwards. If you have a spare £250,000 Portland Works would be delighted to rebuild it.

Thank you.

Sadly my spare £250,000 is committed elsewhere but I spent a few happy hours in the sunshine on the flat roof in the early nineties when I had a studio up there for a few months.

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On 30/07/2017 at 08:06, beady said:

I was told some years ago from a reliable source that 2 houses were bombed and totally destroyed in the north of the city on the road to Deepcar and Stocksbridge. They were located about 300 metres on the left just past the Middlewood Tavern (now closed and boarded up) - travelling out towards Deepcar. All that's left is hidden behind a stone wall but you can still see if you look carefully the overgrown walls (up to 1m high) - showing the layout of the buildings. Hope this helps?

 

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