People make places great. We all have a stake in the towns, villages and communities of Kirklees.
We are looking to bring all of the plaques & other commemorations which are currently scattered around the Hall into one place, so making a feature of them. The plaques will be carefully moved from their current locations in the hall & all placed on one wall, the history will be researched so they can be placed alongside further information on the event & its importance to the town & the people who live or have lived here. The area they are to be placed requires work to allow this to happen, there are double doors at either end of the corridor, the flooring, walls & lighting all need to be repaired &/or replaced & feature lighting will need to be installed once the plaques are in situ. We'd then like to promote the Heritage Wall as an attraction of the hall, to encourage visitors to come & view the plaques & understand more about these important and historic events either because they have a general interest or perhaps because they are investigating their family history etc.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We do from time to time have visitors to the hall to look at one of the plaques, because they are aware of a family connection. At the moment we know very little about the individual plaques, but we would like to know more and present this information alongside each of the plaques, so that their historical importance is more widely known and understood. We'd also like to place all the plaques in one place so they can be more easily viewed, as opposed to currently where they are scattered around the building. Therefore encouraging people to learn and understand more about them all, rather than just the one they came to look at or walk past. The Trust are working on a long term programme of development of the whole hall and this one element forms a part of those plans, it allows us to refurbish/repair a public area of the building and make good use of the space by displaying these plaques for the many visitors to the hall to see and learn more about.
Steps to get it done:
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