BALH Awards 2017

Posted on 5th June 2017 by Paul Carter

Certificates were presented to the following at Local History Day in London, June 2017:

For Personal Achievement

  • Ron Beard, Gloucestershire: providing leadership to the Forest of Dean Local History Society
  • Janet Brown, Northumberland: many years of dedication to projects and organisations in the NE
  • Peter Matthiessen, Cumbria: organisation of important project for Duddon Valley Local History Group
  • Robert Read, Derbyshire:  40 years commitment to Aston on Trent Local History Group
  • Louis Stott: high quality research and publications, widely shared with Loch Ard History Group and beyond
  • Allan Wyatt:  long service to Bromyard & District Local History Society
  • Commended: David Sankey, Nottinghamshire:  responsibility for The Elston Heritage Project

For a Society Newsletter

  • Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group

For Research & Publication

The David Hey Memorial Article Award:  Winner long article

  • Cherry Lewis, ‘David Mushet and his contribution to the “map that changed the world”’, The New Regard: journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society no.30 (2016) 60-73

Runner up long article

  • Paul Quayle, ‘Common-land enclosure and disafforestation in the Isle of Man: what happened to the Commoners’ Allotment after 1866’, Isle of Man Studies: Proceedings of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society no.14 (2016) 115-127

Short-listed long articles

  • Janet Few, ‘The impact of the Bible Christians in rural north-west Devon: a force for unity or division?’, The Devon Historian vol.84 (2015) 83-100
  • Glyn Scott Sutcliffe, ‘The Mayor’s “Bounty Baby” scheme of 1908 and infant welfare in Edwardian Halifax’, Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society new ser vol.23 (2015) 95-108
  • José Bosworth, Pat Hudson, Maureen Johnson and Denise Shillitoe, ‘Sir Robert Hodshon, a lunatic knight: the immediate and long-term effects of mental breakdown on the family of a seventeenth-century gentleman’, Durham County Local History Society Journal no.80 (September 2015) 10-38
  • David M. Yorath, ‘Disorder and rebellion: Perkin Warbeck and South West England’, The Devon Historian vol.84 (2015) 53-68

Winner short article

  • Rosemary Wherrett, ‘They left a lasting impression: some of Tewkesbury’s early photographers’, Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin no.24 (2015) 35-42

Runner-up short article

  • Catherine Alexander, ‘Northumberland ladies’ networks: local women’s conversations and practices as revealed by a 17th century cookbook’, Tyne & Tweed: journal of the Association of Northumberland Local History Societies vol.69 (Autumn 2015) 3-8

Shortlisted short articles                

  • Geoffrey Ball, ‘Brownian developments and field sports at Audley End’, Saffron Walden Historical Journal new ser vol.16 no.1 (Spring 2016) 27-33
  • Lee P. Ruddin, ‘The sinking of the Lusitania: Merseyside 1915 - the response of letter-writers to the anti-German riots’, Liverpool History no.14 (2015) 150-159
  • Fabian Hiscock, ‘The Great Near Miss: the wheat famine of 1795-1796’, Rickmansworth Historical Review no.8 (February 2016) 9-12
  • Robert Sephton, ‘The striking women’, Oxfordshire Local History vol.10 no.1 (Winter 2015-2016) 52-59