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Holmfirth Floods: The Story of the Floods in Holmfirth MR Ian Harlow

Holmfirth Floods: The Story of the Floods in Holmfirth

MR Ian Harlow

Published October 4th 2013
ISBN : 9781901587487
Paperback
90 pages
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The peaceful town of Holmfirth, now famous for its connection with the BBCs comedy series Last of the Summer Wine, has had its tranquility torn apart on two separate occasions. This book retells the stories of two devastating floods which rippedMoreThe peaceful town of Holmfirth, now famous for its connection with the BBCs comedy series Last of the Summer Wine, has had its tranquility torn apart on two separate occasions. This book retells the stories of two devastating floods which ripped apart the heart of the town. The 1852 flood was caused, in part, by negligence of the reservoir builders, and the 1944 flood was due partly to a consequence of these lessons not being learnt. The Holmfirth Floods provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the town before, during and after these disasterous events, accompanied throughout by maps, sketches and photographs.