Huddersfield Chronicle (14/Feb/1852) - Woollen Markets

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This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project and its content is believed to be in the Public Domain.

The edition carried a large number of articles relating to the flood, which occurred in the early hours of 5 February 1852. The other sections from this edition are:


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.

WOOLLEN MARKETS, &C.

HUDDERSFIELD CLOTH HALL, TUESDAY, FEB. 10.

We have had more demand in our market to-day ; but the one-engrossing topic has been the awful calamity at Holmfirth. The mind is quite unable to conceive and to realize the effects of this sad catastrophe. In this case it may be truly said that truth is more strange than fiction ; and the remembrance of some of the scenes (amongst others, the mother and five sweet children laid out together in one room) can never be effaced from the memory of any one who witnessed them. The so lately cheerful Holmfirth valley is thoroughly stricken in the meantime.