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Kirklees Museums and Galleries and Huddersfield Chinese 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.
These stories represent a variety of experiences from a selection of communities in Kirklees covering; journeys here, adaptation, work opportunities, housing, school, faith, festivals and some of the critical viewpoints surrounding identity from the perspective of different generations.
The following contributions are selections from interviews undertaken by Kirklees Museums with members of the Huddersfield Chinese Community Centre which was established in 2001. The Chinese Community is made up of both Mandarin and Cantonese speakers from mainland China and Hong Kong.
The film of Ye Jin and Chris Sun was produced in collaboration with final year media students from the University of Huddersfield.
For further information on the Huddersfield Chinese Community Centre contact Sui Cheung Centre Manager on 01484 430503 www.huddersfieldchinesecommunitycentre.co.uk
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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