‘When I got to the top of Snig Hill this was a sight I will never forget. High Street was like a river and what I thought were bodies laying all over the place was dummies out of Burton’s windows.’
‘The blast blew the roof off the house - also all the doors and windows. The blast came straight through the cellar –blew me onto the coals and the cellar grate went right over to the other side of the road. It’s a wonder I didn’t go with it...’
These first hand accounts recall clearly, and in some detail, those two deadly nights over Sheffield 75 years ago.
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