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Sat, 06 Jul


Holmfirth Library

Walk: When Holmfirth Flooded

Meet outside Holmfirth Library by the vegetable patch.

Walk: When Holmfirth Flooded
Walk: When Holmfirth Flooded

Time & Location

06 Jul 2024, 10:00

Holmfirth Library, 47 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3JH, UK

About the event

2024 is the 80th anniversary of the Whit Monday flood. This walk takes in some of the river route and includes many stories from the day itself and those following, including acts of heroism, how people got back home and the clean up. It concludes with a photo exhibition from the 1944 floods. Expect music and surprises. This walk is steep in places. Wear suitable footwear. Dogs on short leads accepted, but not in the indoor venue we visit at the end of the walk.


Holmfirth Library

47 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH

Disabled parking and limited long stay parking next to the library. Accessible toilets on Town Gate and Old Bridge Hotel


Holmfirth Arts Festival aims to challenge discrimination and dismantle barriers to participation in the arts by ensuring that all artists, contributors, audiences, and participants can access what they need to take part. We are committed to access and inclusion and have a designated member of staff to help with all your access and inclusion requirements. Holmfirth has some narrow streets, steps and cobbles in places and it can be difficult for people with limited mobility to get around. Most of the venues for outdoor arts events are accessible by wheelchair. We are engaging a British sign language interpreter for the Big Weekend and will have accessible viewing areas in each outdoor venue. Common Ground by Mikron Theatre is also audio described. Free tickets are available for personal assistants to accompany and assist ticket holders with access requirements. A Large Print version and a Word version of the programme are available. Comprehensive access information, including a video of a walk around the town is available on our website: https://www.  To discuss your access requirements, please email Jo ahead of the festival at


The Bus Station is central – a 10 minute walk to most town centre venues. It is just off the A635 with regular buses from across the Holme Valley, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Ashton under Lyne, Glossop, Penistone and Barnsley.

Long Stay Parking is at Crown Bottom car park at HD9 3HW, which costs £4a day Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders. Short Stay parking at Town Gate is closed for the Festival on Sunday.


  • Flood Walk - FULL PRICE

    +£0.25 service fee
  • Flood Walk - U16

    Under 16

  • Flood Walk- personal assistant

    This Free ticket is for a personal assistant to attend the event with a ticket holder who has access requirements. If you would like to discuss access requirements please email Jo at




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