Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Feb/1861) - District News: Holmfirth
THE “HOLMFIRTH FLOOD.” — This great local calamity has been commemorated during the week by special services in the churches at Holmfirth. On Monday night, a most appropriate discourse was delivered in Holmfirth church, by the Rev. J. W. Town, incumbent of Lindley. The rev. gentleman founded his remarks on the first five verses of the 13th chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel. The discourse was listened to with much attention, and it was considered the best “flood sermon” since the calamity. On the Tuesday night, a similarly appropriate sermon was preached in St. John’s church, by the Rev. H. Sinden, curate of Honley, who preached from the words of the Wise Man — “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” From these words the rev. gentleman gave a very impressive discourse to a very crowded audience. At the conclusion a collection was made, which amounted to £4, for the relief of those who are suffering from the great floods in Holland.