On Saturday morning, we headed for Kelham Island Museum as they were holding a 1940's wartime weekend.
I loved the props and the costumes and the singing and dancing - all great fun. But the most poignant moment for me was in one of the talks about the Sheffield Blitz. A very frail white haired older lady had been telling the speaker that she used to work in the steel works when all the men had been conscripted. She looked about 7 stone wet through and she had been one of Sheffield's "Women of Steel" . She loved listening to all the stories, but had to put her hands over her ears when they played
the air raid siren and sounds of the bombs dropping. I think she could have done without those memories. I watched her later out in the yard - her foot tapping to the band music. What an absolute treasure.