History of Methodism in Huddersfield, Holmfirth, and Denby Dale

History of Methodism in Huddersfield, Holmfirth, and Denby Dale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...together with 20 new scholars. Once a month, weather permitting, the children attended the Holmfirth Chapel for service. In 1850 a second schoolroom was erected behind the one built in I827, and the schoolroom in the chapel basement was enlarged. The want of suitable school accommodation did not deter from energetic and evangelical instruction. Religious impressions were made, and practical evidences testified to the good work accomplished. The disastrous Hohnfirt/z Flood, which occurred early on the morning of Thursday, February 5th, 18 52, included a teacher and eleven scholars among its eightyone victims. The teacher, Joseph Marsden, was a promising young man, who had attended the Sunday School from his youth. One of the scholars was brother to Joseph Marsden, a bright, sharp lad, and ringleader in fun and frolic yet not insensible to duty. On one occasion on leaving the afternoon school he was heard to say to some of his class-mates, " We've been too bad with teacher to-day, lads." Another scholar on that fatal winter morn ran to his poultry, saying, "But I mun ha' my hens." Had he hastened his escape he would have been saved; but he did not, and his hens cost him his life. At the time of the flood the school was in a prosperous state, as the report, read at the succeeding annual meeting in May, represents: Numberof teachers,47; numberof scholars, 493. Of these, boys 241, girls 252; there being an average attendance of 456. The year 1852 will be ever associated in the district with that most calamitous reservoir catastrophe, when eighty-one lives were sacrificed. The Bilbery Reservoir was at the head of the Holme Valley, where " banks, trees, and skies in thick disorder run," and enclosed...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739345
  • 9781236739346

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