Local History

Remembering the Sheffield Blitz

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began Operation Crucible, also known as the Sheffield Blitz. On the cold, clear nights of the 12th and 15th December, thousands of high-explosive bombs and incendiaries were dropped on Sheffield, resulting in over 660 deaths, 1500 injuries and 40,000 people being made homeless. The raids began at 19:41 on the evening of 12th December, withContinue reading “Remembering the Sheffield Blitz”

The Life and Times of Mark Firth

There have been many prominent Sheffield folk over the past few centuries who have grafted their way from the murky factory floors of the city’s east end and the Little Mesters workshops of Kelham Island and the Sheaf Valley, to earn a small fortune and a handsome Victorian mansion on Sheffield’s west side. Mark Firth, in that regard, wasn’t significantly different from others beforeContinue reading “The Life and Times of Mark Firth”

Remembering Some of Sheffield’s Forgotten Heroes.

The First and Second World Wars might’ve ended decades ago, but no matter how much time passes, the loved ones of those who fought or died never forget their sacrifice. Today, we remember the actions of Sheffield’s forgotten heroes. Arthur Pemberton fought in World War One with the Army Service Corps, adding a year toContinue reading “Remembering Some of Sheffield’s Forgotten Heroes.”

Black History Month in Sheffield: Arts & Authors

Black History Month has been celebrated nationally for over 30 years, but it is also important to recognise local black history and culture. In this article, we will explore some of the events, people and stories associated with Sheffield’s black history. Storying Sheffield Although Sheffield may be known for Barry Kine’s ‘One Flew Over theContinue reading “Black History Month in Sheffield: Arts & Authors”

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