Honley Feast (1846)

The 1846 Honley Feast began on Sunday 20 September.

The Leeds Intelligencer (26/Sep/1846) reported the following:

Honley Feast — A correspondent complains that a wanton or malicious act of some persons frightened many individuals from visiting this feast, which has been held this week, and that in consequence many of the good provisions which had been prepared for the feasters have been left almost untasted. The cause of fright was the bellman's being sent round to all the neighbouring townships to announce that "black fever or cholera" was raging fatally at Honley — an announcement that that was entirely destitute of foundation.