A MEMORIAL dedicated to Huddersfield-born prime minister Lord Wilson should be made of stone from his hometown.
That is the hope of Huddersfield Civic Society chairman Chris Marsden.
Lord Wilson is to be honoured with a memorial stone at Westminster Abbey.
The former Harold Wilson, who died aged 79 in 1995, led the country from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.
Most prime ministers from the first half of the 20th century have been buried or commemorated at the Abbey, and Lord Wilson will be the first to be honoured of those who served after 1955.
Mr Marsden has written to the Abbey’s Surveyor of the Fabric, Ptolemy Dean, to ask if it is possible to source Huddersfield stone for the memorial.
Lord Wilson, who has a statue in St George’s Square, Huddersfield, was born in Cowlersley.
His wife Mary will be 97 this year.
Mr Marsden said: “I don’t know whether it is possible to have Huddersfield stone for the memorial but it would be a fitting tribute.”
A spokesman for Westminster Abbey said Ptolemy Dean was currently working on the design and wording with Lord Wilson’s family.
She added: “The location of the memorial stone within the Abbey church, and details of the dedication of the memorial, will be announced later.”