Next Sheffield FNR
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Next Sheffield FridayNightRide
9 September 2016
Zeppelin over Sheffield
Start 6.30pm Sheffield Tap
Theme Sheffield’s first air raid was in Sep 1916 when a single Zeppelin flew over on the night of 25/26 Sep. The crew dropped its whole complement of 36 bombs, which killed 29 people (all from Pitsmoor), injured another 19, and destroyed or damaged nigh on 90 buildings. The first bomb dropped in Burngreave Cemetery nr the Melrose Rd entrance and the subsequent bombs dropped along the path of the flight from Pitsmoor across Attercliffe with the last bombs falling in Darnall. I’ve pieced together 22 bomb sites in the sequence they fell. The ride route will be finally determined later on and the map of the bomb sites with the route (below)
This ride is part of events for Heritage Open Days and is directly linked to a display organised by the Friends of Burngreave Chapel about the Zeppelin Raid and WWI.
The display will be one of the Heritage Open Days events and will be in the chapel in Burngreave Cemetery on Thu 8 to Sun 11 September 11-3.
Yours truly will be leading a guided walking tour of the cemetery Sunday 11 September at 1pm and the tour will include visiting the graves we can find of 19 of the 25 of the victims of the Zeppelin Raid.
(Three victims were buried in Abbey Lane and one victim was buried in City Rd and the rest in Burngreave are no longer marked)
Heads Up: !Lights! Locks! spare inner tube, tough tyres, dress appropriately some paths and soft ground but nothing too off-roady