Clements Hall Local History Group receive their Alan Ball Certificate

Elizabeth Melrose (CILIP LSG Treasurer) recently presented Clements Hall Local History Group with their Alan Ball Award 2018 certificate. Susan Major accepted on behalf of everyone involved.

Susan Major from Clements Hall Local History Group

Clements Hall were highly commended in the e-publication category for their online resources exploring the impact of the First World War on the Scarcroft, Clementhorpe and South Bank areas of York. Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, they worked on a two year research project. Topics include:

You can also find a list of local men who died in the area and those listed on the Scarcroft School memorial. The website is developed by SeeGreen.

We are increasingly impressed with the quality of resources this category, which suggests that web services and tools are becoming more accessible to community history projects.

E-local history publication of the year award – nominations open

Have you been part of a group that has produced an electronic local studies project? Was it funded by local government or the national lottery?

If the answer is yes, nominate your project for the electronic category of the Alan Ball Awards.

Projects could include websites, apps, video, animation and some aspects of social media, such as blogs. We are interested in both the quality and usefulness of the content, and also how it engages the reader or user, especially new users.

Winners will be given a certificate and accorded the title of Alan Ball Award winner, which can be used on promotional material. Sadly, there is no trophy or cash prize, but as previous award winners will confirm, it is a prestigious award that is very meaningful within Local History community.

To nominate your web-based project, please complete the form below:

Any questions? Please contact Terry Bracher via