New Burngreave local history book just released

Story: John Mellor

Following the successful book ‘Pitsmoor – a peek into the past’ about the history of Burngreave in the 19th century a few years ago, the Burngreave Messenger Local History Group has just released a sequel after several months of research and hard work entitled ‘Burngreave – as the 20th Century unfolds’.

This new book covers some of the important events of the 20th century that took place in Burngreave. The photo on the inside cover, taken from the Castle Market, shows the Burngreave skyline as it was in 1970 – it isn't difficult to spot the changes in the last 55 years!

There are dramatic pictures of Zeppelins over Burngreave in September 1916 along with the devastation they caused to local properties and residents. Moving on to the Second World War, there are moving first-hand accounts from local members of the Sheffield Normandy Veterans Association recounting their experiences during the beach landings in France in June 1944.

A local resident born in 1929 gives a graphic picture of the daily routine of life in Pitsmoor. Other features include an article about the Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative Society, the story of a much loved and respected local policeman, the history of local schools and uniformed organisations, and much more besides.

The book, priced at £7, is excellent value for money and adds a valuable contribution to the recorded history of Burngreave.

To purchase a copy of the book please email Saleema at

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