Sheffield Cemeteries Remember the Great Sheffield Flood

Thursday, 11th March 2021 - Saturday, 10th April 2021



The 11th of March sees the anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 an event which still echoes down the years to Sheffield Families whose relatives were involved or tragically lost their lives in the disaster.

The usual floral commemoration, which takes place yearly at the Memorial in Millsands, with its comprehensive list of victims one of a growing number of acknowledgements of the ‘Great Inundation’- will not be able to take place this year due to the pandemic.

However, through the stories being shared, efforts are made to make sure that Sheffielders home and abroad still remember the events of that stormy night in March 1864 and its stark aftermath.

Read more at Stories are being shared on social media by Sheffield General Cemetery and Wardsend Cemetery.

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