Dockers, tech fans, anti Vietnam War campaigners, Open University graduates and women’s equal pay campaigners are wanted to take part in an artistic tribute to Huddersfield-born prime minister Harold Wilson.

The Harold Wilson Centenary Art Fund has commissioned the work to mark the centenary of his birth this year.

With Thanks To Harold will feature 100 people whose lives have been positively affected by his work.

Ashley Ball, director and artist from design studio Store and Archive, which is running the project, said: “Harold Wilson positively changed many lives, and his actions are still changing lives today.

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“Not all participants will realise the importance or connection, but this is part of the role of this commission – to extend an understanding and appreciation of how we are able to live our lives today as a result of his actions.”

Preston-based design studio Store and Archive has been commissioned to carry out the project.

Mr Ball said participants should be over 16 and could come along to a photo shoot in St George’s Square on Saturday October 8, where they will talk about their lives and discover their relevance to Harold Wilson.

Three traditional vintage-style portraits will be taken of each person to be used in the final public art piece, which will tour the UK.

The aim is to share an understanding of his significance, to increase historical and political discussion, and to link the former Labour prime minister to the next generation.

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Mr Ball added: “It is our proposal to create a photo wall of individual portraits using tintype photography. This will be developed through interviews and documentation of individual stories of everyday people who have the ability to work, live, or succeed as a result of Wilson’s vision.”

Lord Wilson, the only son of an industrial chemist and a schoolteacher, was one of the longest-serving prime ministers of the 20th century.

He held the office twice from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976, and there is a statue in his honour in St George’s Square, Huddersfield. He died on May 23, 1995, at the age of 79.

More information, including full details about what is wanted for each category, is available at: www.storeandarchive.com/harold-wilson-commission.html