VIDEO: Residents step back in time at Sheffield Blitz event

It was a time for remembrance and reflection as residents stepped back in time at an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz

Saturday, 12th December 2015, 4:35 pm
Sheffield Blitz event at Sheffield Cathedral 39-45 Allied Group

The free 'A Blitz Christmas' event took place in Sheffield Cathedral today (Saturday December 12) featuring exhibitions, 1940s music, fashion and reenactments.

This was just one of many events taking place across Sheffield today to commemorate the anniversary.

Sheffield Blitz event at Sheffield Cathedral 39-45 Allied Group

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World War Two air raid sirens were also set to sound out across the city of Sheffield at 7.15pm this Saturday night (December 12th) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz.

Their arrival will be pre-empted when two original 1940s searchlights are beamed into the sky from The Moor - an area of the city centre that was virtually flattened in the attacks.

The air raid sirens will signal the start of dramatic ‘ring of searchlights’ that will be shone into the skies of Sheffield from key areas around The Moor/Sheffield city centre.

Members of the public are being encouraged to ‘black out’ at 7.15pm - the exact time 75 years ago the bombs started dropping in Sheffield city centre - for two minutes as a mark of respect for the hundreds that were killed and wounded in the Sheffield Blitz.