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roy1942    0

Information about day & date of when a bomb fell on fleet st, Sheffield 9 and were there any deaths ?

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Edmund    8

Sheffield Civilian WW2 deaths

Hurt Harry 44 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Hurt Mary 48 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Laycock Harriet 60 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Laycock Thomas 30 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Parkin Annie 64 yrs 15 Dec 1940 16 Fleet Street

Parkin Florence 25 yrs 15 Dec 1940 16 Fleet Street

Petty Annie 24 yrs 15 Dec 1940 22 Fleet Street

Petty James 31 yrs 15 Dec 1940 22 Fleet Street

Petty Raymond 22 mos 15 Dec 1940 22 Fleet Street

Brown Annie 42 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Brown Emily 63 yrs 22 Dec 1940 Royal Hospital, Fulwood

Brown Eric 12 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Brown Frank 10 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

Brown Harry 39 yrs 15 Dec 1940 18 Fleet Street

 

 

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roy1942    0

Thanks Edmund for the info went to local studies today,look at Sheffield star & telegraph for the Sunday 15 Dec 1940 but it as been omitted it goes up to 14 Dec then jumps to the 16th?

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3 hours ago, roy1942 said:

Thanks Edmund for the info went to local studies today,look at Sheffield star & telegraph for the Sunday 15 Dec 1940 but it as been omitted it goes up to 14 Dec then jumps to the 16th?

The papers were produced in Sheffield day and night without fail apart from two days in December 1940.  They were then printed at Withy Grove Manchester and were brought over by lorries.   Courtesy Sheffield At War 1939/1945.  W/E.

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Edmund    8

Here's the report on the Sheffield bombing on the 15th December from the Lincolnshire Echo.  I'm not sure that there would be any more detail than this in the Sheffield papers.

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roy1942    0

Thanks for the newspaper cutting, is there a map that shows were all the public bomb shelters were situated around Sheffield.while working on wincobank ave in the 80s we found the stairs to a public shelter

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roy1942    0

I found the grave of the petty family who died in the fleet st bombing in shire green cemetery there are 5 of the family in it.

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Edmund    8
4 hours ago, roy1942 said:

Thanks for the newspaper cutting, is there a map that shows were all the public bomb shelters were situated around Sheffield.while working on wincobank ave in the 80s we found the stairs to a public shelter

Have a read of this - memories of a public shelter under the green near Heather Road:

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-948490.html

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lysander    2

In 1935 ( yes that early) the Home Office asked local authorities to identify suitable premises for first aid, decontamination ( after a gas attack) and air raid shelters. Sheffield was a high risk target and aerial attacks were expected to maim and kill thousands. By 1939 hundreds of suitable sites had been identified and booklets were issued identifying them and their proximity to the bus and tram networks. Many were in shops, churches, schools, converted passageways, trenches and purpose built surface shelters...but none were supposed to replace the supposed safety of home! They were intended for use by those caught outside and unable to get home.

There was no typical size. Some were large as in Exchange Street where the Market Hall could accommodate 525 whilst one in Pond Street could squeeze in 10.

( From "Sheffield Armourer to the British Empire", Stewart Dalton, Wharncliffe Publishing, 2004, ISBN 1-903425-13-1)

On the nights of the blitz  my Mum and Grandma used the shelter in Brushes playing fields, Firth Park...they had little faith in the garden Anderson shelter ( Dad was on duty in the Home Guard and Grandad , a train driver, was stuck in Woodhead tunnel  where he was for over a day until it was considered safe to carry on. He was driving a petrol train from Liverpool .Post War I well recall the disused underground shelter at Hartley Brook School...entry into which was strictly forbidden.

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roy1942    0

I worked on the flower estate refurbishing the houses from 1983 to 88 and the large greens in the centre of the houses we fence off and gave each house a separate garden with access to each garden via a foot path down the centre

 

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