2019 BALH Award Winners

Posted on 7th June 2019 by Paul Carter

The 2019 Local History awards were presented at Local History Day last Saturday:


Eric Apperley, Cumbria: indefatigable contributor to the Cumbria County History Trust website

Neil Clarke, Shropshire: a much respected local historian of the county for many years

Joy Hockey, Wirral: lifelong research and celebration of the history of New Brighton and its area

Michael McGarvie, Somerset: personal research combined with inspiring local community involvement

Rachel Radford, Cambridgeshire: leadership of the far-reaching and inclusive Ickleton Society First World War project



St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society



The David Hey Memorial Article Award 2019

Roger Gilboy, ‘Crisis mortality in Civil War Oxford, 1642-1648’, Oxoniensia vol.82 (2017) 83-104 [winner, long articles]

Adam Cartwright, ‘Mowbray and Co. Ltd., brewers of Grantham (1837-1952)’, Lincolnshire History & Archaeology vol.49 (2014) 67-90 [published in 2017 despite apparent date]

Andrew Ford, ‘From beer to bombs: Wethered’s Brewery, Marlow, during World War 1’, Records of Buckinghamshire vol.57 (2017) 177-190

John Hardy, ‘Hidden lives: three Suffolk rectors who found time to read and write’, Suffolk Review new series 70 (Spring 2018) 27-38

Paul Cleave, ‘Gooseberries for the Fleet: the Home Front kitchen in Devon in World War 1’, Devon Historian vol.86 (2017) 93-106 [winner, short articles]

Pam Brooke, ‘Death on the Home Front’, Huddersfield Local History Society Journal no.29 (2018-2019) 16-24

Martyn Everett, ‘Revolt in the fields: strike and lockout in South Cambridgeshire and North-west Essex in 1872-74’, Saffron Walden Historical Journal no.34 (Autumn 2017) 2-6

Helena Millen, ‘William Cawley: son of Chichester and regicide’, West Sussex History no.85 (Autumn 2017) 20-22