Category:Articles about the Holmfirth Flood Relief Committees

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.

Articles relating to the committees involved with coordinating and distributing relief funds to those impacted by the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.

The initial Relief Committee was formed following a meeting held on 7 February 1852, chaired by William Leigh Brook of Meltham with an initial membership of:

Joseph Charlesworth, Esq., W. L. Brook, Esq., Joshua Moorhouse, Esq., Joshua Charlesworth, Esq., James Charlesworth, Esq., the Rev. T. G. Fearne, the Rev R. E. Leach, the Rev. James Macfarlane, the Rev. B. Firth, the Rev. Thomas Garbutt, Messrs. C. S. Floyd, Martin Kidd, Sidney Morehouse, George Hinchliffe, Joseph Firth, George Tinker, Thomas Iveson, John Harpin, and the Rev. J. Fearon

This then divided into two committee groups — one based in Huddersfield and the other in Holmfirth — which were referred to as the United Committee or the United Committees of Huddersfield & Holmfirth.

A larger Central Committee included representatives from other towns and cities that were raising relief funds, including London, York, Hull, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Rochdale, Bolton, Wakefield, and Sowerby Bridge.

Pages in category ‘Articles about the Holmfirth Flood Relief Committees’

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