By KLTV Newsdesk –
Huddersfield Local History Society is set to launch its latest book, Meet Me at Harold Wilson – Stories from St George’s Square, which celebrates the history of the popular Huddersfield meeting spot, on Saturday, 4 November.
The book represents the culmination of the history society’s Memories of Our Square project, which was a three-year endeavour funded by Historic England’s ‘Regenerating Historic High Streets through Heritage Action Zones’ (HSHAZ) scheme.
With 164 pages and more than 100 illustrations, the book brings together memories that the community has shared and tales from the archives to tell the story of the Square, in words and pictures, from its creation in the 1850s, to the present day.
To celebrate the book’s completion, Huddersfield Local History Society is hosting a special free launch event on Saturday, 4 November, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at the Brian Jackson House.
The event is free to attend. The book will be available to purchase at the launch for £5. It will also be available at Waterstones, Local Studies Library and other Town Centre outlets in time for Christmas.
The book is also available for purchase online from the Huddersfield Local History Society website.
Everybody who visits Huddersfield has different memories of St George’s Square. For many people, whether they are coming to Huddersfield to start a new life or just passing through, the Square is the very first thing they see.
From Band of Hope rallies to Festivals of Light, the Square has provided a backdrop for significant events. Music, sport, politics, religion and war have all played their part in its history.
Check out the book’s cover in full below.