Yorkshire Post (25/Jul/1945) - Holmfirth Flood Relief Fund

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Holmfirth Flood Relief Fund

A total of £22,794 has been subscribed to Holmfirth Flood Relief Fund, which was opened for the relief of distress among those whose homes, shops, property or effects were damaged when the River Holme overflowed on Whit-Monday of last year.

So far, nearly £22,023 has been paid out, leaving a balance of about £771, out of which is to be borne the cost of restoring a stretch of river wall. If there is surplice it will go to the Holmfirth Almshouses, built as a memorial to the Holmfirth Flood of 1852, in which 81 lives were lost.