Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield marks WWII bombing with plaque on The Moor

A plaque to mark the Sheffield Blitz has been unveiled in the city.

The plaque is placed on The Moor, at Atkinsons department store, which was one of the sites completely demolished during World War II.

The creator of Horrible Histories, Terry Deary, took part in a ceremony to mark the occasion.

More than 660 people were killed and large parts of the city flattened during heavy bombing between 12 and 15 December 1940.

The plaque is the first in a series to be unveiled across the city.

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