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: http://edhs.btck.co.uk/FrankMullineuxAward  Applicants can also contact Paul Hassall via email paul.hassall14@talktalk.net or by telephone 0161 790 5164  Deadline for submission is end of June each year.

Recent awards are shown below:

2020
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.
2019
Dr Rachael Reader
‘Castle Irwell: a meander through time’
The 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.
2018
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.
2017
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.