Holmfirth Flood of 1852

Reproduced from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner (02/Feb/1952).

"This contemporary artist's impression of the Holmfirth Flood Is among the exhibits of flood relics at Ravensknowle Museum, to which it was presented by the late Mr, Ernest Woodhead In 1927. It Is highly imaginative, but, while the landscape bears little resemblance to that of the scene of the disaster, the artist has fully grasped the awesomeness of the deluge. The flood, caused by the bursting of Bilberry Reservoir, totally destroyed thirty-four houses, four mills and six bridges, and seriously damaged 180 houses and seventeen mills. Eighty-one lives were lost."


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tags:1950-59, 1952, Holmfirth Flood of 1852, Huddersfield Examiner (Newspaper), Newspaper and Journal Illustrations, Paintings
source:Huddersfield Daily Examiner
date:2 February 1952
rights:Public Domain (PD)
date added:3 November 2022

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