2020 Goodliff Awards

Goodliff Awards 2020

The Huntingdonshire Local History Society celebrated 25 years of presenting Goodliff Awards. Over the 25 years we have been able to make some 250 awards distributing over £150,000 to individuals, local history groups and institutions, assisting research into and promotion of the history of the old county of Huntingdonshire.

In 2020, due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to present Awards to the winners. However, on evening of Wednesday 10th November 2021, in the Huntingdon Town Hall,  we were very proud for our President, David Cozens, to present Awards to 10 people who were granted their award in 2020.

From left to right, Kate Hadley, Sally Elding, Dorothy James, David Cozens, Kristina Kapitza, David Stokes, David Yeandle

From left to right, Kate Hadley, Sally Elding, Dorothy James, David Cozens, Kristina Kapitza, David Stokes, David Yeandle












Joint Award for The Cromwell Museum and The Norris Museum, for the creation of a typical 17th Century Huntingdonshire peddler’s basket and teaching pack to encourage young children to engage with local museums.

Godmanchester Museum (David Stokes), for presentation boards to display information about the history of the local landscape, natural wildlife and residents of Godmanchester.

Huntingdonshire History Festival (Michael Addis), to support the many children’s activities during the 2020 History Festival.

Nene Valley Archaeology Trust (Sylvia Upex), excavation of a Romano-Celtic shrine/temple in the Roman Town of Durobrivae

Ramsey Abbey Community Archaeology Project (Roger Mould),publication of a ‘Dig Diary’ booklet providing information on the project, work carried out and the people involved with the excavations at Abbey in Ramsey

Ramsey Rural Museum (Dr Ian Gaunt, Curator), preparation and printing of booklet and banners on the history of the Museum, Abbey  and the Fellowes family

St Neots Museum (Liz Davies, Curator), collect oral history testimonials about St Neots and the surrounding area during WW2, transcribe them and publish in a booklet about St Neots in the Second World War

Mrs Kate Hadley, for developing a website and image bank of photographs and illustrations of Iron Age, Roman and other ancient treasures found in Godmanchester and Cambridgeshire.

Professor David Yeandle, for the publication of a book about the life of Dr Joh Hunt, Curate of All Saints Church, St Ives (1865 – 66).

Mrs Dorothy Ann James, research into and preparation of biographical records of the Huntingdonshire convicts sentenced to transportation. Year 1 purchase of computer, software and membership of research databases. Document first 160 biographies. This will be a 4 year family history project with likely requests for support for the remaining 3 years.