Harry Styles' Birthplace Seeks Fans as Tour Guides

Harry Styles' roots spark unique tourism boom in Cheshire

by Zain ul Abedin
Harry Styles' Birthplace Seeks Fans as Tour Guides
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In an enchanting call to Harry Styles enthusiasts worldwide, Holmes Chapel, the singer's charming village in Cheshire, England, is now on the hunt for dedicated fans, affectionately known as 'Harries', to serve as tour guides.

This unique job opportunity aims to provide visitors with an unforgettable journey through Styles' formative landscape. The initiative, unveiled in the village's April newsletter by chairman Peter Whiers, introduces the Harry's Home Village Tour Guides project.

This endeavor seeks to enhance the visitor experience in Holmes Chapel, emphasizing a connection to Styles' roots and the rich history of the area. Ideal candidates are those who possess a keen ability to weave stories, a deep fondness for the village, and a comprehensive understanding of its significance, including its connection to the global music sensation.

This novel role is tailor-made for individuals eager to merge their admiration for Harry Styles with a fulfilling position guiding tours, with the application window open until April 15. Slated to commence in June, these guided excursions represent an evolution from the previously available Harry Styles Walking Map, which, as Whiers noted, drew over 5,000 visitors and significantly boosted local foot traffic in 2023.

Styles' Hometown Legacy

Highlighting the tour's attractions, Whiers mentioned Mandeville’s Bakery, where Styles worked pre-X Factor fame, and the iconic Twemlow Viaduct, affectionately dubbed “Harry’s Wall”.

These sites have become pilgrimage destinations for fans, showcasing the enduring impact of Styles' legacy on Holmes Chapel. Local businesses have enthusiastically embraced the influx of visitors, incorporating nods to Styles in various establishments, thereby enriching the local economy and community spirit.

Styles' connection to Holmes Chapel was prominently featured in One Direction's 2013 documentary, "One Direction: This Is Us," offering fans a glimpse into his early life. Despite the years that have passed since Styles called Holmes Chapel home, his global influence remains palpable, with recent sightings in London and notable appearances with actress Taylor Russell.

In February, Styles turned heads with a fresh haircut at a Premier League match, marking his first public appearance since unveiling a buzz cut in November 2023. Accompanied by Russell, Styles continues to captivate fans, recently spotted in New York City exuding elegance in designer attire.

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