By Andy Hirst

A special website celebrating the history of St George’s Square is now up and running and people are urged to add their own memories to it.

Huddersfield Local History Society’s website Our Square ( is building up a history of the square, including photos.

It’s part of a project called Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) which has received £90,000 from Historic England to provide community-led cultural activities in that area of Huddersfield town centre over the next three years.

Each year will have a theme. This year it’s sport and well-being to tie-in with the 2021 Rugby World Cup. The theme for 2022 will be Arrivals, reflecting the diverse make-up of Huddersfield and, finally, the theme in 2023 will be Music to complement the Kirklees Year of Music.

As well as the website helping to collect memories in words and pictures, Huddersfield Local History Society will be adding to all the sections.

This includes a comprehensive timeline written by local historian Brian Haigh who died recently.

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Other sections include From the Archives – stories, sometimes quirky, taken from newspapers and other archives – and a Photo Diary which will chronicle what is happening in the Square during the three years of the HAZ project and features about the square’s history.

For more information about Huddersfield Local History Society’s Memories of Our Square project email

* Written by former Huddersfield Examiner Head of Content ANDY HIRST who now runs his own Huddersfield-based agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging and copywriting for business in Yorkshire and across the UK.