A Complete History of The Great Flood at Sheffield
Samuel Harrison
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CONTENTS

General Description of the Loxley and Don Valleys .. .. ..
The Dale Dyke or Bradfield Reservoir .. .. ..
The Crack in the Embankment.--The First Alarm .. .. ..
The Night Journey to the Reservoir .. .. ..
The Flood.--The Bursting of the Dam .. .. ..
The First Narrow Escape.--Annett House .. .. ..
The Destruction at Bradfield .. .. ..
The Flood at Bradfield Described by an Eye witness .. .. ..
The Alarm at Bradfield .. .. ..
The first Victim of the Flood.. .. ..
Narrow Escape of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls .. .. ..
A Remarkable Dream .. .. ..
Extraordinary Scene at the Bradfield Miller's .. .. ..
Miscellaneous Incidents at Bradfield .. .. ..
A Farm House Swept away and Narrow Escapes .. .. ..
The Opinions of the Bradfield Villagers as to the Cause of the disaster .. .. ..
Below Bradfield .. .. ..
Roebuck House--Extraordinary Escapes.. .. ..
Damflask .. .. ..
The Warning at Damflask .. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape at Damflask .. .. ..
A Neglecter of the Warning Drowned .. .. ..
How an Old Woman Saved her Cat and dog .. .. ..
How the Damflask Miller saved his Cows but did not save his corn .. .. ..
Three Men and a Boy Drowned at a Wire Mill .. .. ..
Storrs Bridge .. .. ..
Loxley Old Wheel .. .. ..
Shocking Death and perilous escape .. .. ..
Rowell Bridge .. .. ..
An Industrious grinder Washed Away .. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape of a Family .. .. ..
Olive Paper Mill and Wheel .. .. ..
Little Matlock .. .. ..
A whole Family Washed away .. .. ..
A Child Lost and Marvellous Escape .. .. ..
One Taken and the Other left .. .. ..
From Little Matlock to Malin Bridge--Destruction of Wheels and Tilts, and Two Lives Lost .. .. ..
Trickett's Farm House Swept Away and its Ten Inmates Drowned .. .. ..
Three Families Drowned and Extraordinary Escape of Two Men .. .. ..
The Destruction at Malin Bridge .. .. ..
A Whole Row of Houses Swept Away at Malin Bridge .. .. ..
A Man Swept through a Bedroom Window and Rescued .. .. ..
A Family of Twelve Persons Drowned .. .. ..
The Stag Inn at Malin Bridge Destroyed and Eleven Lives Lost .. ..
The Cleakum Inn--Extraordinary Spectacle .. .. ..
File Cutters' Shops Destroyed .. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape of a Row of Houses at Malin Bridge .. .. ..
Incidents at the Limerick Wheel .. .. ..
The Destruction at Hill Bridge .. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape of a Family at Hill Bridge .. .. ..
A Family Floating About in a Bed .. .. ..
How a Little Girl was Saved while her Friends were all Drowned .. .. ..
Heroic Rescue of a Family .. .. ..
A Man Jumps out of a Window and is Killed .. .. ..
The Destruction at Hillsbro' .. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape in Brick Row, Hillsbro' .. .. ..
Further Incidents in Brick Row .. .. ..
An Old Bachelor in a Box--A Comic Incident .. .. ..
The Hillsbro' Toll Collector Drowned .. .. ..
Miscellaneous Incidents at Hillsbro' .. .. ..
The Destruction at Owlerton .. .. ..
A Shocking Death and a Narrow Escape .. .. ..
Thriving Incidents at Owlerton .. .. ..
Narrow Escape of Two Watchmen at Owlerton .. .. ..
The Barracks Injured and Two Lives Lost .. .. ..
Junction of the Loxley and the Don .. .. ..
A Silver Mill nearly Destroyed, and Narrow Escapes .. .. ..
A Man Swept Away on a Boiler .. .. ..
Incidents at Farfield .. .. ..
Narrow Escape at a Tannery .. .. ..
Shocking Deaths, Narrow Escapes, and Destruction of Property at Farfield .. .. ..
Gallant Rescue of Several Families .. .. ..
The Flood and the Court of Probate .. .. ..
The Destruction at Neepsend .. .. ..
A Family of Eight Persons Drowned at Neepsend .. .. ..
Shocking Deaths of Three Children .. .. ..
Shocking Deaths, Perilous Escapes, and Gallant rescues at Neepsend .. .. ..
Adventures at the Merchant Works, Neepsend .. .. ..
Great Destruction of Manufactories and other Property at Neepsend .. .. ..
The Flood Described by a Little Girl .. .. ..
Destruction in Harvest Lane and neighbourhood .. .. ..
Loss of Life, and Narrow Escape in Harvest Lane and Neighbourhood .. .. ..
The Destruction at Hillfoot .. .. ..
The Flood at Bacon Island .. .. ..
Gallant Rescue of Family by Watchman .. .. ..
Shocking Death of Family and Extraordinary escape of a child .. .. ..
Incidents at Bacon Island described by an eye witness .. .. ..
Destruction of Property at Philadelphia .. .. ..
An Incident at Philadelphia .. .. ..
Destruction and Loss of Life at Waterloo Houses .. .. ..
Destruction of Property in Green Lane and District .. .. ..
Shocking Deaths and Perilous Escapes in Green Lane and Neighbourhood .. .. ..
Three Men Rescued through a Window .. .. ..
Destruction at Kelham Island .. .. ..
A Fire in the Flood, and Narrow Escapes at Kelham Island .. .. ..
A Man Loses his own Life in Attempting to Save his Pig .. .. ..
The Flood at the Sheffield Workhouse. -- Interesting Incidents.. .. ..
Extraordinary Escape in Cotton Mill Walk .. .. ..
Two Children Saved in a Cupboard .. .. ..
Shocking Death of a Widow .. .. ..
A Horseman Drowned in the Flood .. .. ..
The Destruction between Corporation Bridge and Lady's Bridge.. .. ..
Narrow Escapes in Millsands. .. .. ..
Destruction in Nursery Street and District .. .. ..
Loss of Life near Nursery street .. .. ..
From the Lady's Bridge to the Midland Railway Station .. .. ..
From the Wicker Station, Sheffield, to Rotherham .. .. ..
The Flood at Rotherham .. .. ..
The Flood at Doncaster .. .. ..
The Morning after the Flood .. .. ..
Finding of the Dead Bodies .. .. ..
The Identification of the Bodies .. .. ..
The Interment of the Dead .. .. ..
The Miseries of the Sufferers .. .. ..
The Conduct of the Police .. .. ..
Visitors to the Scene .. .. ..
List of the Dead and Missing .. .. ..
Statistics of the Destruction of Property .. .. ..
Mr. Rawlinson's report on the Flood .. .. ..
The Inquest .. .. ..
Verdict of the jury .. .. ..
Measures of Relief .. .. ..
Preliminary Meeting as Sheffield .. .. ..
Public Meeting at Sheffield .. .. ..
Meetings of Working Men in Sheffield .. .. ..
The Queen and Royal Family .. .. ..
Help from other Towns .. .. ..
The Subscriptions .. .. ..
Sanitary Measures .. .. ..
Proceedings of the Relief Committee .. .. ..
The Water Company and its Liability .. ..


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