Frank Mullineux award

The annual Frank Mullineux Award celebrates the considerable contribution Frank made to the study of local history throughout his lifetime. The award is given each year in recognition of a significant and original contribution to local history studies.  Originally offered for over 40 years by the Eccles and District History Society the award is now administered by the Salford Local History Forum.

The research submitted for the award may take various forms such as a publication, essay, exhibition, a photographic survey or other media – anything which promotes or contributes to our understanding of local history.

The winner(s) will be presented with a suitable award of a value specified by the Awards Panel. They will also receive a certificate signed by the Chair of the Salford Local History Forum.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the rules and guidance notes before completing the Entry Form which is also available on the Eccles and District History Society’s website at:  Applicants can also contact Paul Hassall via email or by telephone 0161 790 5164  Deadline for submission is end of June each year.

The Awards Panel for the Frank Mullineux Award met ins September 2023.  We had four excellent entries and it took a long constructive discussion to weigh up the merits of each entry. In the order we received the entries they were:
‘A Salford Venice’: Manchester Docks in Edwardian Times by Martin Dodge
Places of worship in Clifton, Swinton & Pendlebury by David Roughley
The Clergy of the Diocese of Salford 1850-1902 by Lawrence Gregory & David Lannon
Township of Worsley – a History by Judith Atkinson.

It was decided that the winner of the FMA for 2023 would be The Clergy of the Diocese of Salford 1850-1902 by Lawrence Gregory & David Lannon

The Award will be presented at Salford Histories Festival on 28th October. Each entry will be outlined in the next Salford Link. 

Recent awards are shown below:

Lawrence Cassidy
Salford and Cheetham Hill Project

A multi-faceted project involving a large photographic exhibition, a book and an ever evolving website. Community involvement was a major feature of the project.

Peter Harris
‘A Doctor in Lowryland’
This story of the authors’s late father,who from 1947 became one of Salford’s longest serving, single-handed doctors, is full of anecdotes and packed with illustrations.
Dr Rachael Reader
‘Castle Irwell: a meander through time’

Dr Reader’s book summarises the archaeology and landscape history of the Lower Irwell Valley through Salford. Volume 22 of the popular Greater Manchester Past Revealed series, it focusses on Castle Irwell, the subject of a recent flood alleviation scheme.

David Roughley
‘History of the Building Company, J Gerrard & sons’
The book is an extensive accumulation of archive material relating to the company who built many promient buildings throughout the area and the country.
Paul Speakman
‘The Queen Cometh’
The book tells of Queen Victoria’s visit to the area in October 1851. The details of her visit include evidence from Queen Victoria’s Journals.
2017 Highly Commended
Mike Corless
Walkden Heritage Trail

The trail includes 7 information boards on a 1.8 mile route around Walkden Town centre. Accompaning the trail is an app and a children’s quiz.