Tag: Flood

  • THE HOLMFIRTH CATASTROPHE (1852)

    THE HOLMFIRTH CATASTROPHE (1852)

    For six consecutive days, heavy rain had battered the hills surrounding Holmfirth, sending hundreds of tons of water streaming through the narrow gorges and several valleys down into the lowlands where it would be collected. Normally, plenty of rainfall wouldn’t be a problem and in fact would benefit the many…