Leeds Mercury (09/Nov/1939) - Link with the Holmfirth Flood

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LINK WITH THE HOLMFIRTH FLOOD.

Holmfirth’s oldest inhabitant, Mr. Albert Mallinson, of South Street, Wooldale, has died at the age of 96.

Mr. Mallinson, who spent most of his working life as a handloom weaver, is believed to have been the last person with memories of the disastrous Holmfirth Flood of 1852, in which 81 people lost their lives.