Huddersfield Local History Society are looking for local people’s stories about St. George’s Square.
Memories of Our Square has been set up to capture and share stories about the square, from any point in time. Thousands of people, from many different places, travel through the square on a daily basis; this project hopes to capture the area’s rich history as well as preserving tales of how people use the space as it is now.
Christine Verguson, who is leading the project, says: “There really is no story too small for this collection – we want to hear accounts of the every day alongside memories of large-scale events”.
In addition to the creation of a dedicated website, next year a collection of these stories and photographs is set to be published in a new book. If you have any images or memories you’d like to contribute you can upload them to this page . Everyone is encouraged to get involved – all of these stories are important in their own way!
Christine and Beverley Norris, who is also working on the project, have already put together an illustrated talk, free to view on YouTube, which not only explains the project but provides some glimpses into the history of St George’s Square, drawn both from their ongoing research and some of the stories that people have shared with them.
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This project is funded by High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) – a heritage-led regeneration initiative lead by Historic England, working with local councils and the community to create economic growth and improve the quality of life in our historic high streets. You can find out more here.