Holmfirth Flood Project

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The Holmfirth Flood Project has the following aims:

  1. To make historic content relating to flooding in the Holme Valley freely available, such as transcriptions of newspaper articles and other contemporary publications.
  2. To provide a focal point for research into the impact of the floods and into the lives of those who were affected, including the victims and their families.

It is hoped that the project will generate renewed interest, particularly in the run up to the 80th anniversary of the 1944 Flood (2024) and the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood (2027).

If you would like to contribute to the project or make available your own research, please get in touch or leave your comments on the dedicated message board.

We are extremely grateful to Enid Minter for allowing On the Trail of the Holmfirth Flood 1852 (1996) to be made available to read online.


Using this search will limit the results to just items within the Holmfirth Flood Project:


1852 Flood:

1944 Flood:



1852 Flood:

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1944 Flood:

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