Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016 - Winners announced

The Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016 were announced at a packed ceremony at Manchester Town Hall on Friday 11 March. Hosted by Ian Carrington (aka Fat Roland) awards were presented in the following categories to:

The Communities Award presented by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh and supported by Heritage Project Management:

WINNER - Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) for The Accessibles. Our Time is Now.

JUDGES RECOMMENDED - enJOY arts Tales of Manchester Life

JUDGES RECOMMENDED - PANDA, the Performing Arts Network & Development Agency for Creative Breaks

COMMENDED - RECLAIM for the project When We Were Kings - Belle Vue Then and Now

COMMENDED - WOWZone for Wythenshawe, Manchester’s Garden City

The Schools Award presented by Rob Higginson, Commercial Leader at Laing O’Rourke and supported by Laing O’Rourke:

WINNERS - Together Trust for the project Private Trust (to commemorate WW1)

COMMENDED - Chorlton High School for their project My Mancunian

The Pickstone Prize presented by Manchester Histories CEO, Claire Turner and supported by The Midland:

WINNER - researcher and belle Vue collector Frank Rhodes 

JUDGES RECOMMENDED - Community Coordinator at Ardwick & Ancoats Dispensary, Linda Carver

JUDGES RECOMMENDED - historian based in Middleton Christine Grime

For more information about the Manchester Community Histories Awards and Manchester Histories – including image requests and to arrange interviews – please contact Jennifer Dean

The Manchester Community Histories Award 2016 is supported by Heritage Project Management, the School Histories Award 2016 is supported by Laing O'Rourke, and the Pickstone Prize 2016 is supported by The Midland, Manchester.

Heritage Project Management Logo      Laing O'Rourke Logo    Purple and white logo of QHotels The Midland Manchester

If you want to see who has previously won, take a look at the winners of our Awards 2012 and Awards 2014 and the projects they delivered.                               



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