Huddersfield Chronicle (08/Feb/1862) - District Intelligence: Holmfirth
“THE FLOOD” — The great calamity which befell Holmfirth ten years ago has been brought vividly to remembrance during the week, by “commemorative services.” On Tuesday night, a very impressive discourse on the subject was delivered in Holmfirth Church, by the Rev. W. Flower, incumbent of St. John’s, Upperthong, from the passage, “When thou goest through the waters,” &c. On Wednesday night, service was held in St. John’s Church, when a sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Barker, curate of Huddersfield. The rev. Gentleman brought to mind the great calamity with which the place had been visited.