We all have our different memories of the Square. So many things have taken place here – happy and sad, public and personal. From the many businesses carried on in its splendid buildings to royal visits, carnivals, pageants, fairs and festivals of light, it has a rich and colourful history. Politics, music and religion have all played their part and, of course, the Rugby League was founded at the George Hotel. And for many people, whether they are coming to Huddersfield to start a new life or just visiting, it is the first thing they see.
We are putting together an illustrated book, to be published in 2023, which will feature eye-witness accounts and images drawn from historical sources as well as present day reminiscences – your words and pictures could be included. We are also working together with the West Yorkshire Archive Service so that all our memories of St George’s Square can be preserved for future generations.
To take part in telling the history of St George’s Square go to our Add Your Memories or contact us at .
COME ALONG TO THE MEMORIES OF THE SQUARE DROP-IN AT HUDDERSFIELD HERITAGE HUB ON THE PIAZZA:
Saturday 11 September 2pm-4pm
Tuesday 14 September 11.30am-2pm
Friday 17 September 11.30am-2pm
Not only will you be able to talk to us about your stories of St George’s Square but we can even scan any pictures you may like to share and we also have a Memories of the Square exhibition for you to see.
Huddersfield Local History Society’s Memories of Our Square project is supported by Historic England as part of its High Streets Heritage Action Zones [HSHAZ] initiative.