Sheffield Blitz: Devastation of WWII bombing laid bare in these photos ahead of 'The Blitz Up North' exhibit

An exclusive exhibit showing the devastation of the Sheffield Blitz is coming to the Steel City for one day only this weekend.

On Sunday (October 2), Northern History Festival is showcasing its first ever exhibition of ‘The Blitz Up North’ for free at the Showroom Workstation.

This never-seen-before exhibition explores how the Blitz affected Northern towns and cities such as Bradford, Sheffield, Hull and York.

The display sheds light on the often forgotten horrors of the Blitz, as it wasn’t just London that felt the devastation.

As well as having information and objects relating to the Blitz ‘up North’, the society will also have survivor interviews playing throughout the day.

Below is a gallery of photos from The Star’s archive showing how the bombing campaign devastated Sheffield and how people strived to carry on with their daily lives despite the horrors.

Northern History Festival is a new organisation founded by young historians Rosie Maggs, Joshua Daniels and Chris Riley.

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