On Sunday night and Monday this town and neighbourhood suffered severely from the tremendous hurricane by which the chimney of Brodley Mill was blown down on the body of the building, crushing the roof and floors and severely damaging the machinery it is supposed to above £1,000. Also the chimney of Messrs. Eastwood, of Folly Hall, but no serious damage done. Also the chimney of Mr. Crossley, of Lindley, which fell upon one corner of the mill, and seriously damaging it. The long chimneys of Messrs. Frost and Moody, of Clegg Lane, were all blown down upon the dyehouses, doing a great deal of injury to the materials. The lead was blown from the roof with some of the slates off the Chapel Hill Chapel, and numerous chimneys in almost every part of the town and neighbourhood. The new Parish Church did not escape ; hay and corn stakes were strewn in all directions, and some entirely lost. The Bath Hotel at Lockwood, has suffered very much from the fall of the chimneys breaking the roof and damaging a great deal of furniture and bedding.
Fatal Mill Accident.
On Wednesday morning, a little girl named Sarah Armitage, from Birchencliffe, near Huddersfield, in the employ of Messrs. John Eastwood and Sons, of Folly Hall Mill, having got wet, went to a fire engine room, to dry her pinafore, where there is a shaft, which runs through the wall over the fire hole. The shaft being warm caught hold of the wet pinafore, and dragged her between it and the wall, by which she was killed on the spot. An inquest was held at the Grey Horse Inn the same evening, when a verdict of Accidental Death was returned.
On Thurfday morning laft, a girl about eight years old, the daughter of George Armitage, of Lockwood, was unfortunately killed in a fcribbing engine at Folly-hall, near Huddersfield. It is fuppofed that a fpindle had cought her clothes, as fhe lay afleep ; which drawing her to the cylinder caufed her face to be mangled in a manner too fhocking to relate.
On Thursday morning last, a girl about eight years old, the daughter of George Armitage, of Lockwood, was unfortunately killed in a scribbing engine at Folly Hall, near Huddersfield. It is supposed that a spindle had caught her clothes, as she lay asleep ; which drawing her to the cylinder caused her face to be mangled in a manner too shocking to relate.