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Sheffield Blitz Memorial

Post 1


There has been a lot of talk in the local press recently about erecting a memorial to the people of Sheffield who perished in the December 1940 air raids known as the " Sheffield Blitz". My point is there were other air raids on Sheffield in 1941 when a lot more people were killed and injured. Do any Sheffielders reading this believe the memorial should include all the people killed in all of the Sheffield air raids.
Five of my relations were killed by a parachute mine which dropped on Southy Hill on the night of 14th March 1941 along with seven other residents of the row of houses in which they were living.
If anyone has any knowledge of what happened that night at Southy Hill or has any information about the Redfern family I would be most grateful if they would share it with me.

Sheffield Blitz Memorial

Post 2


Hi there. I'm afraid I'm not a Sheffield person so I have no information to offer. If you were to post your question in a more central place, like Ask h2g2, you are more likely to ask more people as they tend to go there, rather than looking on the Entries. Give it a go:


Ihope you find some answers.

All the best,

smiley - fairy

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