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Date Posted: Sun, 22 May 2011, 14:42:22
Author: Roderick marsden
Subject: Re: Heeley - Sheffield Blitz
In reply to: Roger Stevenson 's message, "Heeley - Sheffield Blitz" on Sat, 11 Dec 2010, 19:47:33


Obviously no one responded

I too have hand me down tale
My parents Rosalie & James Marsden + my grandparents Oscar & Rose Hannah Bower all were bombed out of our beer off shop corner of Albert n shire brook roads

They walked with my brother roger when he was a baby and they went in middle of night walking to 157 White lane gleadless town end must be some 4 miles as you say in pitch dark!

Our shop was refurbed & back in business until a bomb went through roof Our bedroom floor front room and wedged in cellar unexplored! I was born then and we went to meersbrook park air raid shelters but my granddad Oscar was terribly shell shocked from 1st world war and could not go down into shelter.
Later in life I was told of people being shot at whilst we hid down a kennel between houses - these were fighter pilots gunning people down as they ran up valley road to get to meersbrook park!
One of the families that lost someone or was injured by this was someone in the Briddon family from bottom of valley road


subject I hope will get some good response !
>My paternal grandparents, James Herbert and Charlotte
>Stevenson lived at 100 Slate Street.
>A bomb which fell on houses on Olive Grove Road to the
>rear of Slate Street, damaged my grandparents house to
>the extent that they had to move out and live with my
>parents.
>Is there anyone viewing this forum who had relatives
>in that location and have been handed down stories of
>what happened that night.
>My Grandparents apparently came to my parents house
>covered in dirt etc from the blast, with just the
>clothes they were wearing and their canary in it's
>cage !
>Upon seeing them and realising that my Mom's parents
>lived at 279 Gleadless Road close to Slate Street, he
>went from Highfields through those darkened streets to
>check on their safety. That must have been some
>journey, in the dark, with bomb damage all around and
>folks just made homeless wandering the streets.

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