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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 winner and runners-up were announced at the GLHA Local History Day on 28 April 2018. GLHA is most grateful to The History Press for sponsoring the prizes for this year’s Award.

Submitting Your Journal

Local History Groups and Societies who would like their most recent Journal to be considered for the 2018 Award should let the GLHA Chairman, Steven Blake, have a copy, either by hand at a GLHA meeting, or by post to ‘Delton’, Fairmount Road, Cheltenham GL51 7AQ, by 1 September 2018.

Previous Winners

2017   Maxwell, Carol, ‘Painswick’s Criminal Past’, Painswick Chronicle (The journal of the Painswick Local History Society) 19 (2015).

2016   Herbert, Nicholas, ‘The Squatter and Rural Settlement in the Georgian Age: Woolridge Common, Hartpury’, Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 133 (2015).

2015   Rhodes, John, ‘The Civil War Defences of Gloucester’, Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 132 (2014).

2014   Broadway, Jan, ‘Gloucester Gardeners 1650-1763’, Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 131 (2013).

2013   Charlesworth, Diane, ‘Medieval Tibberton’, Glevensis 44 (2011).

2012   William Evans, ‘Norborne Berkeley’s Politics: Principle, Party or Pragmatism?’, Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 129 (2011).

2011   Eric Nicholls & Roger Deeks, ‘Private Reginald Thomas Packer, Grenadier Guards and the Memorial Gates at St Stephen's Church, Cinderford’, The New Regard: the journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society 25 (2011).

2010   Terry Moore-Scott, ‘Medieval Fish Weirs in the mid-tidal reaches of the Severn River’, Glevensis 42 (2010).

2009   A. Hamilton, ‘Samuel Whitfield Daukes, 1811-1880. Architectural Hero or Rogue?’ Cheltenham Local History Society Journal 25 (2009).

2008   H. Conway-Jones, ‘Nicks & Co., long established timber merchants of Gloucester’ Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Journal for 2007.

2007   C. Howse, ‘Early District Nursing in Gloucestershire’ Gloucestershire History 20 (2007).

2006   R. Sermon ‘The Jew of Tewkesbury. An Urban Myth?’ Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin 15 (2006).