BALH Awards 2018

Posted on 30th July 2018 by Paul Carter

The annual awards were presented at Local History Day in York.


Carol Wilson, North Yorkshire: a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local historian who has encouraged others to become involved in understanding and researching the landscape that shapes their lives, recently through the Hidden Valleys Community Project

John Higginson, Lancashire: a founder member of Fylde Country Life Preservation Society, and of its museum which has become an important community resource both for individuals and other organisations who use the collections


Cleveland and Teeside Local History Society



The David Hey Memorial Article Award 2018

Andrew Emeny, ‘When Bill Sykes junior came to visit: the rise of juvenile crime in Southend during the Great War’, Essex Journal vol.52 no.1 (Spring 2017) 15-24 [winner, long articles]


Julie Chamberlain, ‘Women’s contributions to public life in early modern Coventry’, Warwickshire History vol.16 no.5 (Summer 2016) 193-209
Kevin Davey, ‘The Hadstock arrests of 1661: Quaker radicals encircle Saffron Walden during the Protectorate’, Saffron Walden Historical Journal no.33 (Spring 2017) 10-17
Megan Webber, ‘”Next of Kin to a prison”: prison reform and the Refuge for the Destitute’, Hackney History vol.19 (2016) 1-10


Jacqueline Cooper, ‘Murder at Clavering 1862: new documents’, Saffron Walden Historical Journal no.32 (Autumn 2016) 27-30 [winner, short articles]
Patrick Heggarty-Morrish, ‘Music in Alexandra Palace Internment Camp’, Hornsey Historical Society Bulletin no.58 (2017) 6-9
Martyn Richardson, ‘”Oh, just think of Huddersfield, that’s Christmas enough”: the Sex Pistols at Ivanhoe’s, 25 December 1977’, Huddersfield Local History Society Journal no.28 (2017/2018) 61-66
Brigitte Mitchell, ‘Windsor and the Contagious Diseases Act’, Berkshire Old and New no.33 (2016) 9-13