Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Feb/1864) - District Intelligence: Holmfirth

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.



THE “HOLMFIRTH FLOOD” — This disastrous calamity, which occurred twelve years ago, is not forgotten in the valley of the Holme, but is annually commemorated by religious services in the churches. On Thursday evening a sermon, in remembrance of the event, was preached in the Old Church, at Holmfirth, by the Rev. J. S. Spencer, incumbent of Wilshaw, near Meltham, in which the rev. gentleman drew a harrowing picture of the devastation occasioned by the flood. — A sermon on the same subject was preached in St. John’s Church, Upperthong, by the Rev. E. C. Ince, incumbent of Meltham Mills. This rev. gentleman also dwelt on the ravages caused by the flood, and the effect which it ought to have on those who were spared. The discourse was listened to with much attention by a respectable congregation.