Susanna Whittles - A Burning Tragedy - Sheffield 1934

I came across this tragedy whilst I was researching my wife's family history - her Aunty May was born in Freedom Street in 1922, number 21 to be exact.

Freedom Street Walkley Sheffield - Photo taken circa 1960 - The houses were demolished many years ago

The Manchester Guardian reported the incident in it's edition dated 11th April 1934 under the title "WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH"

The local newspaper The Sheffield Telegraph added further detail.


Marriages Jun 1899  Marshall Susannah Whittles Harry Sheffield Volume 9c Page 998

Deaths Jun 1934   Whittles Susannah 62 Ecclesall Bierlow Volume 9c Page 340


Manchester Guardian dated 11th April 1934

Sheffield Telegraph dated 11th April 1934

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