Memories of the Sheffield Blitz in Heeley and Thereabouts

Posted on October 12, 2010 by


Some people living in new houses in Heeley and Thereabouts do not know if their present homes were built on a bomb site from the Second World War, similarly, others living in pre-war houses don’t know if their houses were damaged during wartime air raids. Whether or not they were damaged, the people living in them would have had to manage for a time, after the Blitz, without any piped water, gas or electricity. This fact is obvious from the memories of the Blitz that members of the Heeley History Workshop have been collecting in recent months.Memories of the Sheffield Blitz in Heeley and Thereabouts book

Their book to remember the Blitz of December 12th & 15th seventy years ago is to be published in late Autumn at a cost of £7.99 under the title “Memories of the Sheffield Blitz in Heeley and Thereabouts”. Copies are available from members of the group, or from their meetings on Monday afternoons (from 2pm – 5pm in the community room of the Heeley Green Centre next door to the doctors’ surgery at the corner of Fitzroy Rd and Gleadless Rd) or from the Heeley Development Trust.

Lilian Haywood