Join us on Sunday 17 September 2023 for a free, family-friendly event celebrating the history and culture of Kirklees through films, exhibition displays, stalls and a carnival performance. The event also includes the Heritage Mile Trail accompanied by musicians.
The programme is as follows:
12pm – 2pm: Come along to the HIVE cafe to collect your free copy of our limited edition Huddersfield colouring book and join in with our free family arts activities.
1pm – 2pm: Enjoy a short, free guided walk (just over one mile) around the Huddersfield Heritage Mile, starting at the Harold Wilson statue in St George’s Square and finishing at Huddersfield Open Market, taking in many of the historic buildings, learning of the town’s growth and in particular the influence of the Ramsden family upon the town. The walk will be led by Huddersfield Samba Band and guided by Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project officer John Lambe. Perfect for heritage enthusiasts and people interested in their local history alike.
1pm – 4pm: Huddersfield Open Market is hosting a free family-friendly afternoon of films, art, food and drink, stalls and exhibitions linked to Huddersfield’s heritage.
The film screenings include:
The Town That Bought Itself (Proper Job)
INTERWOVEN Soundscape (Woven)
A NEW LIFE IN HUDDERSFIELD – Memories of Partition and Migration (Let’s Go Yorkshire)
Round and Around: The Story of Shoddy and Mungo in Song (Woven)
A Journey of Faith (Kirklees Local TV)
The Heritage Mile Trail is funded by Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, and is part of the Kirklees Heritage Open Days series of events. Please note, you do not need to book for the Heritage Mile Trail.
We are excited to be hosting Daytimers as part of this heritage event series. Find out more about Daytimers.
The Heritage Mile Trail starts at the statue of Harold Wilson in St George’s Square at 1pm and ends at Huddersfield Open Market at 2pm.
The £95 million government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme, which is being delivered by Historic England, aims to unlock the potential of high streets across England, fuelling economic, social and cultural recovery, encouraging people to say Hi! to the high street, and breathe new life into it for future generations. It is also funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Huddersfield’s three-year HSHAZ programme is being supported by Kirklees Council.