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A Blitz Christmas!


To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz, Sheffield Cathedral will be stepping back in time to 12 December 1940 to discover what life was like on the Home Front for ordinary people in wartime Sheffield. This family-friendly FREE event will take you back to Christmas 1940, with costumed re-enactors, vehicles, live music and lots of hands-on activities for adults and children alike.

Put out an incendiary bomb, visit our Blitz Rest Shelter and ARP Control Post, Learn how to make-do-and-mend, have your hair styled into Victory rolls, help decorate our 1940s Christmas tree and make a WW2 Christmas card.  Plan your Christmas dinner on the Ration, listen to George Formby and toour Jerrycan Jazz band performing live for you, and see our photographic display about the Sheffield Blitz to find out what life was really like in wartime Sheffield. You can even do drill or pack your case to be evacuated away from the city!  Plus lots more - 1940s style dress encouraged!

Sheffield Cathedral
Saturday 12 December
11am – 3pm

FREE admission and suitable for all ages.

Earlier Event: 11 December
Alzheimer’s Society Carol Concert
Later Event: 15 December
‘Blitzed!’ by Alan Powell