World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                         Aldyth Rogers 

A Teenage Memory

By Actiondesk Sheffield

People in story: Aldyth Rodgers
Location of story: Sheffield
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Aldyth Rogers.


I left school at age 16 in July, 1940, I did three months comptometer training, prior to going into an office. I worked in a new firm in Bessemer Road, Attercliffe for just four days. On the fifth day, Hitler visited the city during the night. The city centre was in ruins. I got a tram to Bessemer Road, and worked all day Friday.

Hitler came along again on the Saturday and this time, the firm was demolished. However, I was transferred to the company’s other location in Ecclesfield where I continued to work.