Tell a fascinating 1920s local history story for the 20sStreets local history competition


31 October 2022
: The competition calls for a fascinating local history story with a 1920s connection. Image © Tuck DB Postcards
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).

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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.