“THE AWFUL CALAMITY IN HOLMFIRTH VALLEY”

Title

“THE AWFUL CALAMITY IN HOLMFIRTH VALLEY”

Description

The newspaper article details some of the immediate relief efforts taken after the February 1852 Holmfirth flood in Yorkshire, which occurred when the embankment of the Bilberry reservoir collapsed, releasing 86 million gallons of water. Eighty-one people died in the deluge, which caused significant property damage and left many homeless. Post-flood relief efforts included the solicitation of donations from visitors, a clothing drive, clergy aid, and a call for volunteers for help.

Creator

Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser

Source

British Library

Date

7 February 1852

Contributor

Michael Newlin

Format

Print

Type

Text

Coverage

1800-1899

Files

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Citation

Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser, ““THE AWFUL CALAMITY IN HOLMFIRTH VALLEY”,” Disaster History Archive, accessed August 19, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/64.

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