This Sunday will see two very different anniversaries marked by events in St George’s Square.
Inside the Station, the focus will be on 175 th anniversary of the first passenger train service into Huddersfield. On Platform 1, from 12 noon there will be an unveiling of commissioned artwork commemorating the history of Huddersfield Railway Station and its place in the community. The piece has been created by Kevin Threlfall and Jo Blaker with input provided by the Huddersfield community through research and collaborative art sessions. The piece has been commissioned by the Huddersfield High St Heritage Action Zone and Trans Pennine Express.
At 12.40pm there will be an artist-led activity commencing on the station, with stalls set up on platform one by stalls from
Friends of Huddersfield Station, Huddersfield Local History Society – promoting their Our Square project – https://oursquare.huddersfieldhistory.org.uk, and other community groups.
There will also be a video loop of the Promenade piece “The town that bought itself” displayed on the television in the First Class Lounge, interleaved with historic footage of Huddersfield Station.
Outside in the Square, meanwhile, from 1 pm to 4 pm, The White Line, a programme combining music, film and drama, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan. Full details of the programme can be found online at https://www.radiosangam.co.uk/calendar/event/the-white-line-celebration/
The two events contribute, in very different ways, to this year’s ‘Arrivals’ theme of the Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone cultural programme.