A notable anniversary. 5th/6th January 1952
For two hundred and fifty people who lived in Sheffield and the hamlets in the valley below the dam, this was to be their last night on Earth. Six hundred and fifty million gallons of water roared down the valley and into Sheffield, wreaking death and destruction on a horrific scale.
The Sheffield tram route arrived at Malin (pronounced May Lynn) Bridge in 1908 and a network of bus services was later developed from surrounding villages to offer interchange facilities. The "sparks effect" of the tram service encouraged significant housing development in and around Dykes Hall Road.
Next Blog : due Friday January 6th