Thanks to Dr Janette Martin in the University’s department of History, we currently have a display in the window of the former Beaumont’s Opticians (2 New Street Huddersfield HD1 2AR). Beaumonts moved to the Kingsgate Centre in 2012, after 111 years on the same site.
Janette is the module leader for the 2nd year “Hands on History” module which this year has seen the students mount exhibitions in the shop, supported by webpages linked from the posters using QR codes; the students have also been developing soundwalks this year. Read more about the module and more about the exhibitions and soundwalks; the students also regularly post to the Historians at Work blog.
A taster of the display – with a sneak preview of our new name and brand – let us know what you think
A big thank you to Computing & Library Services Publicity Officer Mike Spikin for designing the posters using the branding developed for us by Whitespace. Mike also took the photos – and regularly posts amazing photos of the University campus and wider Huddersfield on CLS’ facebook page and beyond.