Truth revealed at last in 150-year-old Sheffield flood victims mystery
The identities of two victims of the 1864 Sheffield Flood have finally been confirmed after more than 150 years.
Flood researchers Professor Karen Lightowler and Associate Professor Richard Ollerton have been investigating the lives of Eliza Muscroft and Eliza Mappin.
They are among the 293 people named on the Sheffield Flood Memorial at Millsands, Sheffield.
Karen Lightowler has been researching the flood and its victims for more than 15 years and has published numerous accounts of victims’ lives.
“We knew many details of Eliza Muscroft’s life before the flood,” she said, “including that... read more
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