World War II in Broomhall: The Blitz ~ An Introduction

Researched by Laura Salt

Broomhall Street, air raid damage. 1940
Photo: SALS PSs01328 & F.H Brindley
Exeter Street, air raid damage and rescue work, 12 December 1940
Photo: SALS PSs01001

The Sheffield Blitz in took place on 12th and 15th December 1940.  Many houses, schools and churches in Broomhall suffered the wrath of the Luftwaffe during those two nights, especially on the 12th December. However, the community in this area seemed to shrug off what happened and quickly got to work on re-building the area.

On our website you can find personal accounts of the Blitz in Broomhall and the aftermath:

Casualty lists and streets in Broomhall 

Bomb Damage in Broomhall

Sid Pass’ Story

Joyce’s Story

Shirley Smith’s Story

Barbara Batty’s Story

Read here about the project volunteer, Laura Salt, who carried out this research 


This page was added by Jennie Beard on 30/01/2015.

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