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The Bryan Jerrard Award

This is an annual award for what the judges believe to be the best published article on an aspect of Gloucestershire’s local history during the preceding year. It is named after Bryan Jerrard, who served as Chairman of the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council’s Local History Committee (now replaced by the GLHA) between 1978 and 1998.

In making their choice, the judges consider the following criteria –

1. The amount and quality of original research undertaken.

2. The contribution that the article makes to local history in Gloucestershire and, where appropriate, the extent to which it puts the topic into a wider Regional or National context.

3. The style and presentation of the article including, where appropriate, the use of maps, plans and illustrations, the inclusion of footnotes (endnotes) and a bibliography.

The finalists for the 2018 Award are -

Benson, Derek, ‘The 1714 Coronation Riot in Tewkesbury’, Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin 27 (2018)

Fielder, Alan, ‘Notes on water supply in the parish of Painswick’, Painswick Chronicle 20 (2017)

Holland, Julian, ‘Joseph Dunton, Part2, Photography and Fireworks’, Cheltenham Local History Society Journal 34 (2018)

Kear, Averil, ‘"Nobody minds, the public pays": The National Dockyard at Beachley’, The New Regard (The Journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society) 32 (2018)

Luntley, Michael, ‘"Knowing One’s Place" – Rural Crime & Punishment in Late C19th’, Signpost (the Journal of Chipping Campden History Society) 8 (Spring 2018)

Maxwell, Carol, ‘Institutes in Painswick – education, entertainment…and abstinence’, Painswick Chronicle 20 (2017)

Miller, Eric, ‘Plantocrats and Rentiers: Cheltenham’s Slave-owners’, Cheltenham Local History Society Journal 34 (2018)

Ritchie, James, ‘Cheltenham’s Theatres, 1805 Onwards: Part 2’, Cheltenham Local History Society Journal 34 (2018)

Ryland-Epton, Louise, ‘Cirencester Workhouse under the Old Poor Law’, Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 135 (2017)

Walker, Keith, ‘From Silver Spoon to Lead Balloon: The rather short story of Blakeney Hill Galena Mine’, The New Regard 32 (2018)

The winner and runner-up for the 2018 Award will be announced at the Gloucestershire Local History Association’s Local History Day at the University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester on Saturday 11 May 2019. The result of the judging will be posted here after the Local History Day.

The Award prizes have been kindly sponsored by The History Press.