The Goodliff Fund was established as a
result of the generous
of Phyllis Goodliff (1897-1993) of Huntingdon,
a founder member
of the Society.
Please note that the Goodliff Awards system is currently under review
and no new applications for awards are being considered at present.
Extract from British Association for Local History Magazine
Society’s Goodliff Fund was established in 1996 thanks to a generous
from Phyllis Goodliff (1897-1993). In thirteen years grants
totalling £70,000 have been awarded to over 120 projects. With
the overall objective of advancing local
history in Huntingdonshire, these projects have been very varied. They
supporting local history in schools, the acquisition, preservation and
of artefacts and documents; the provision on information through
and online; and many more.
Grants are given for the
research into and promotion of the history of Huntingdonshire and
associated publication, including individual study and educational
projects concerned with local history;
preserving the heritage, including museum and archives special
acquisitions and for
projects concerned with conserving, cataloguing,
displaying and interpreting them;
- for any other
purpose approved by the committee of the Society.
Grants totaling about £70,000 have been awarded to over 120
projects in the first thirteen years of the scheme.
:Some happy recipients!
have been awarded to individuals, museums, local
history societies, family history societies, universities, schools,
record offfices, and other organisations. Funding has been provided for
research and general history publications, archaeology and associated
reports, the purchase of artefacts and their display, photographic
collections, the conservation and preservation of records, and family
The following books have been published by the society and can be purchased from either
Chris Leigh at 8, Perry Road, Buckden, PE19 5XG or from
Huntingdonshire Archives, Huntingdon Library and Archives, Princes Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3PA (Tel: 01480-372738).
Huntingdon the Aviation Centre 1910 republished in 1992 price £3.00.
The Chronicles of The Rowleys by Peter Rowley published in 1995 price £15.00.
Established in ... (Retail Histories) published in 1998 price £3.00.
Risen from obscurity:
Oliver Cromwell and Huntingdonshire by A Akeroyd
& C Clifford published in 2002 price £6.00
Other publications financed by the Goodliff Fund include:
S Edgington (ed.) Ramsey Abbeys Book of Benefactors vols I & II
V Homer Memories from Huntingdon
T Kirby and
S Oosthuizen An atlas of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire history
Regional Studies, Cambridge 2000)
S Ritchie Kings
Ripton a Huntingdonshire village in the year 2000
(ed.) Edmund Pettis’survey of St.Ives,
S Pryke The
M Carter A remarkable journey: the history of the
Free Church in St Ives
A R Dewindt
&E B Dewindt Ramsey: the lives of an
English fenland town 1200-1600
B Flanagan The New Bridges