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Kirklees Museums and Galleries and the African Caribbean Community
The Kirklees area in West Yorkshire includes towns and valleys with strong, distinct identities which during the last 50 years has developed a rich and diverse mixture of cultures and faiths. Families who first settled here in the 1950s are now in their third generation.
The National Moving Here project presented an opportunity for Kirklees Museums to build on its commitment to both cultural diversity and its unique archive of oral migration history.
A variety of interviews were undertaken with individuals from the African Caribbean community in 2006. Their stories cover many different perspectives of migration to the UK including the legacy of migration through the eyes of the second generation and personal reflections on identity and carnival.
Kirklees Museums interviewed a selection of attendees of Bradley Court Black Elders group, the Huddersfield Carnival Committee, North Stars Steel Orchestra and individuals who have had an active role in promoting black history through community engagement, education and the arts.
Carnival related films edited by ‘Osmosis’. Film featuring Amanda Huxtable originally created with media students from the University of Huddersfield.
For further information on the project contact: Carmen Taylor, Moving Here Project Officer on 01484 223800.
Maybe you have a story which relates to these stories so why not Tell your Story? You can include photographs or items from the catalogue to be displayed with your story. You can also go to our search form to find a story which may be related to the places you are interested in.
Has someone or something been written out of the history books which you feel should be included in the story of migration ? Here is your chance to tell your own story.
If you have any enquiries about Moving Here please contact us.
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