Huddersfield Chronicle (10/Jul/1852) - Funeral of James Metterick

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DISTRICT NEWS.

HOLMFIRTH.

FUNERAL OF JAMES METTERICK.

The body of James Metterick, of Hinchliff Mill, who was one of the parties who lost their lives on the morning of the 5th of February was found yesterday week in the river at Castleford, having been in the water a period of five months. On Monday last the body was brought per railway to Holmfirth, and taken to the White Hart Inn, where it remained till the following day. About noon the following day the body was taken to Hinchliff Mill Wesleyan chapel, and interred in the same grave with his ill-fated family. Metterrick, we understand, was a member of the Holmfirth Old Sick Club, and his remains were followed to the grave by a considerable number of the members of that society. A large concourse of spectators assembled to witness the interment. One of the eighty individuals who were swept down by the flood in February last is still unfound.[1]


Notes:

  1. The remaining unfound body was that of Joshua Marsden.