World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                     Herbert Corbridge 

Marshall St. in the Blitz

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Mr. Herbert Corbridge
Location of story: Sheffield
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Anne Payne of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Mr. H. Corbridge.

Mr. Corbridge remembers the Sheffield Blitz and said, “I remember the explosions when we were in the cellar of our house. It was just like a whirl-wind going through. I was round the corner from Marshall St. when the delayed action bomb went off. The houses were completely flattened and they were digging bodies out of the cellars. It was terrible. I knew some of the people who had been killed, including one girl who I used to go to school with. Another lady, Mrs. Beatson, had been visiting her daughter when the delayed action bomb went off after the Blitz and both were killed. I also remember another time when going to work at J.P.Hindley’s on Meadow St., I was on my push-bike with a tiny light on and I was stopped by a copper and told to turn it off and walk.”