Greenhead Stories Oral History Project

Scope and Content

This collection contains interviews with local people about their memories of Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Families have been asked to record their experiences of the part the park, which has been a gathering place for local people since it opened in 1884, has played in their lives. Many have talked about their day to day experiences but now the man running the project wants to find out more about the cultural events that have taken place there. The Carnival and Mela have been an important part of the park’s summer event calendar for many years and involved thousands of performers and spectators.The festivals aim to celebrate the rich diversity of the town and the park has been home to them since the mid-1980s.

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Digital formats, .doc,.jpg,.mp3 and .wav

Related Material

Webb, Christopher (2013) Greenhead Stories: People, Place and Sharing Authority Across Cultural Lines. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.