A Complete History of the Great Flood at Sheffield on March 11 & 12, 1864; To Which Are Added Official Lists of the Dead and Missing . Official Re

Harrison, Samuel

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ISBN 10: 123036515X / ISBN 13: 9781230365152
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Reseña del editor: 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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... house, where they remained, cold and naked, from a quarter to one till five o'clock in the morning. gallant rescue of several families. There were many instances of heroism in connection with this flood which have rarely been surpassed either on the field of battle or amid the perils of the ocean. In one of the garden houses lived a man named Henry Porton, his family, and a lodger. Porton was awoke by the noise of the flood, and thought it was thieves trying to effect an entrance into the house. He got up, and set off to go down stairs, but soon found himself up to the neck in water, upon which he returned upstairs as quickly as possible. He then opened the window, and shouted out to ascertain if there was any one in danger in the adjacent cottages. As soon as the water had subsided a little, Porton went out to rescue the neighbours, if possible. In the next house, at some little distance, lived James Wilson. The house was washed down, and Wilson was swept off for some distance; but he managed to lay hold of the chimney of a cottage in the gardens, and there he remained until help came. Porton rescued Wilson's little girl, and took her to his own house. A man named Howard lived in another of the garden houses, with his wife and daughter. They got on to the top of the house, and were also rescued by Porton. A family named Fletcher were saved in a similar manner. A man named Bennett was also taken to Porton's house from the roof of a cottage on which he had sought safety. Mrs. Bennett was swept off, and as she was going down she was seen to cling to a cherry tree; but the tree gave way, and she was drowned. Her body was afterwards found in another part of the gardens. After the flood had a little subsided, Porton had several families in...

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Publicado por Sheffield: Independant Press re-print 1864 (1898)
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Descripción Sheffield: Independant Press re-print 1864, 1898. 4to. 102pp printed in double columns, text illustrations; pp iii-xx local adverts at rear. Original navy cloth spine incorporating original pictorial printed paper boards, adverts to pdeps. Boards moderately rubbed and soiled; spotting to prelims, rear advert leaves and leaf-edges; lacks? first advert leaf before title. Nº de ref. del artículo: 37826

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