Twelve Pounds & Ten Shillings would have Sufficed: The Holmfirth Flood of 1852

Sat, 21/05/2016 - 12:30pm
35mins
FREE

(Dir. Mike Wade (UK 2016, 35mins U)
Local film-maker Mike Wade’s fascinating documentary on the most tragic event in
Holmfirth’s history: the bursting of the Bilberry reservoir in 1852 in which 82 people lost
their lives. Superb original drawings by Jenny Hinchliffe focus upon the individual human
suffering caused by the reservoir owner’s greed and culpable negligence.