Reply To: Holmfirth Flood Project
I’d need to check how long after the flood it occurred, but there was an auction at Holmfirth Town Hall of unclaimed items that had been recovered but not claimed by their rightful owners. The money raised went to the relief fund. So, possibly a table that came from the house of one of the victims?
 The auction took place on 10-12 March. I’ve attached the notice published in the Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Mar/1852).
SALES BY AUCTION.
SALE OF UNCLAIMED SALVAGE.
MR. TINKER is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday NEXT, the 10th, 11th, and 12th days of March inst., at the places where the articles are described to be in the Posting Bills which have been distributed throughout the district, unless the said articles be previously claimed and properly identified.
Sale to commence each day at ten o’clock a.m.: on Wednesday, at the Town Hall, Holmfirth ; on Thursday, at the Red Lion Inn, Lockwood ; and on Friday, at the place next to where the sale of Thursday is concluded.
The Salvage at other places, not described in the Posting Bills, will be advertised for sale in a subsequent Bill.
Instructions are given to prosecute any person or persons removing or appropriating any of the Salvage without my written authority.
Holmfirth, March 2, 1852.