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New Discover Huddersfield Trails Available

Posted on 5 October 2016 by David Wyles

A Music Trail and a Caribbean Heritage Trail have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership, adding to thenine trails already available. The trails are available free of charge from local information points, including libraries and the railway station.

The Music Trail, has been created by students and staff at the University of Huddersfield, as part of its ‘students as researchers’ strategy. Albert Preston and Ciaran Lourdes-Binsley in History, and Sarah Wells in Textile Practice, worked with professors Rachel Cowgill (Music) and Paul Ward (History) to research and create the trail with the majority of photos taken by Sarah Laurel.

The trail reveals the rich and varied nature of the town’s celebrated musical traditions covering the buildings, the people and the cultural influences that have cemented Huddersfield reputation as a town of musical excellence.

The Caribbean Heritage Trail, prepared by Heather Norris Nicholson, Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton and Denzil Nurse, reveals locations associated with the pioneering decades and cultural contribution of Huddersfield's Caribbean community. Prompted by labour shortages in the UK after the war, the economic migration brought newcomers, principally from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, Carriacou and St Lucia, between 1948 and the late 1960s. By then there was a new British born generation and Huddersfield's Caribbean community was becoming a small but increasingly visible part of local life.

These walks are part of a series produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership which cover a number of themes including Huddersfield’s heritage, social history and transport. Further information can be obtained by visiting: www.discoverhuddersfield.com or by contacting Discover Huddersfield at info@discoverhuddersfield.com or via Facebook or Twitter.