World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

Ernest Needham 

The Star Public House

By Actiondesk Sheffield

People in story: Ernest Needham
Location of story: Brighouse
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Roger Marsh of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Ernest Needham.

The Star Public House
Ernest Needham

I used to pass The Star Public House on my way to work at the latter end of the war. Beer was in short supply and public houses did not open every night, but if the Star had a delivery, they would put a big card in the window saying:

Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star
Are we open?
Yes we are.