31 October 2022
Do you know of a fascinating local history story, or fancy having a go at unearthing one? The National Archives and the British Association for Local History invite you to enter their local history competition.
Individuals and groups are invited to research and write a local history story that has the power to capture the reader’s imagination and show what local history is all about.
The story must have a link to the 1920s and relate to the areas covered by the 1921 Census of England & Wales (England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands), but the rest is up to you.
A panel of local history experts from The National Archives, the British Association for Local History and external historians will score entries based on agreed criteria and the prizes include a year’s premium subscription to FindMyPast (individual entries) and an afternoon visit to The UK National Archives for up to ten people (groups).
Stories should between 500 and 1,500 words and you can find further details and the entry form at The National Archives website. Closing date: 31 January 2023.