Huddersfield Daily Examiner (11/Dec/1987) - Human Bones Laid to Rest

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.

Of the 78 named victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852, only 5 do not have an known burial register entry and none match the description given by pathologist Michael Green. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that the remains are linked to the 1852 Flood.

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.

Human bones laid to rest

Human bones discovered in a disused mill dam at Holmfirth have been interred in Holmfirth’s Garden of Remembrance. The bones, discovered in a dam at Bridge Mills, are thought to belong to a female victim, aged about 30, of the Holmfirth Flood in 1852. A service was conducted by the Rev John Sausby, Vicar of Holmfirth.