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.

The Square has many stories. Check out the Timeline and background information on this website which reflect on different aspects of the Square’s History.

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 .

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.