BHRS Council member, Stuart Antrobus, has been recognised by the British Association for Local History for his Outstanding Individual Contribution to Local History (one of only three such awards for 2023). This is for his 20-year programme of voluntary historical research, publications and educational initiatives on Bedfordshire Women’s Land Army.
This included a major oral history project with former Land Girls, extensive archival research to discover the records of over 3,300 young women who served in the county during the Second World War and the creation of an award-winning website, in conjunction with Bedfordshire Virtual Library. To view the website please click here
Stuart’s publications have included a detailed, illustrated book, We wouldn’t have missed it for the world: Bedfordshire Women’s Land Army, 1939 – 1950 (Book Castle Publishing, 2008); Life in Bedford during the Second World War (BAALHS, 2021); as well as numerous articles in local and national history magazines. He has contributed to the national website: https://www.womenslandarmy.co.uk/
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