Yorkshire Evening Post – Wednesday 14 May 1947
Lightning Hits House, Lucky Escapes at Wombwell
Windows and mirrors were shattered, a radio set was blown off the sideboard, a tin of baby’s food was flattened, but a clock hanging on the wall was undamaged and never stopped, when a house In Alma Street, Wombwell was struck by lightning during the night.
Several the occupants were cut by flying glass, and suffered from shock.
A woman saved a six-months baby from harm by shielding It.
The house is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Holdsworth and their five children —Wilfred (14), Jimmy (10), Lily (7), Donald (3) and Shirley (6 months).
“It Is a miracle we were not all killed. I was terrified.” said Mrs. Holdsworth.
Young Wilfred had to have two stitches put in a wound in his forehead.