BALH Awards 2015

Posted on 19th July 2015 by Jane Howells


certificates were presented to the following by BALH President Prof David Hey at Local History Day in Birmingham in June 2015:

for personal achievement

Brian Boulter, Berkshire: honorary curator of the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and heavily involved in a wide variety of local history activities with groups and schools
Richard Brockington, Cumbria: a driving force in the revival of the Victoria County History of Cumbria, ensuring local historians play a full role in the developments
Anne Johnstone, Stirlingshire: leader of the Strathblane First World War project that places individuals in the wider context of the war and of rural Scotland in the early 20th century
Iris Pinkstone, Worcestershire:  a founding member and chair of the Simon de Montfort Society who for many years has raised the profile of medieval studies in a local context

for a society newsletter

Forest of Dean Local History Society

for research and publication

Margaret Bird, ‘Supplying the beer: life on the road in late 18th century Norfolk’, The Glaven Historian no.14 (2014) 2-29 [winner: long articles]
Peter Gutteridge, ‘Shipbuilding in Selby in the nineteenth century’, East Yorkshire Historian vol.15 (2014) 17-48
John K Little, ‘Merchants, mariners and yeomen: what does the Hearth Tax tell us about early modern Stockton-on-Tees?’, Cleveland History no.105 (2014) 3-32
Edmund Lyon, ‘”An avalanche of wrathful violence”: physical opposition to the Salvation Army, 1881-1883’, Hackney History vol.18 (2014) 27-36

James H Thomas, ‘County, commerce and contacts: Hampshire and the East India Company in the eighteenth century’, Hampshire Studies vol.68 (2013) 169-177 [winner short articles]
Geoffrey Ball, ‘The ‘War Ag’ in Saffron Walden district during the Second World war’, Saffron Walden Historical Journal new series vol.13 no.26 (Autumn 2013) 21-27
Anne C Brook, ‘The communal history of Jews in Huddersfield’, Huddersfield Local History Society Journal no.25 (2014-2015) 9-17
E J T Collins, ‘The Great War in the Berkshire countryside’, Berkshire Old and New no.31 (2014) 13-31