About SLHA


Flora Murray

Flora Murray, OBE (1913-2009) served SLHA for 74 years.

At various times she held office as Administrator, Chairman and Vice-President of the society.

Miss Murray was a well-loved and highly respected figure throughout the County.

SLHA Awards Scheme
Recognising local groups, societies and individuals

SLHA has an awards scheme to recognise the endeavours and achievements of local groups, societies and individuals in the fields of Lincolnshire history and archaeology.

There is one annual award called The Flora Murray Award. This consists of a cheque for £200 and a framed certificate. An occasional award will be granted at the Society's discretion called The SLHA Award for Excellence. This will consist of a framed certificate.
Winners of either award receive free copies of the Society's journal and magazine for 12 months.

Groups and individuals are eligible to receive awards. Groups must be operating within the historic county of Lincolnshire. This restriction does not apply to individuals, academics and professionals who are eligible providing their work pertains to the County. Projects in which SLHA (as a society, rather than individual members) has played a major role are ineligible, but if there is doubt please ask us.

Suggested projects suitable for entry to the scheme are published books, exhibitions, lectures, educational facilities and village trails but other projects, as long as they focus on the history and archaeology of the County, are also welcome. Download a PDF to see Summary of awards 2010-2015.

Applications for an award must be made on an official application form by either the applicant directly or by a third party with the potential recipient's permission.

Download an Application Form for the 2017 Awards here.

A panel consisting of senior SLHA postholders will judge nominations. The panel will include the following criteria in its judgement, although it recognises  that not all applications will meet all criteria:
* Originality
* Scholarship
* Accessibility
* Audience
* Significance, ie does it fill a gap in our knowledge?
* Success in meeting stated aims
* Quality of application

Applicants should consider these criteria when promoting their project on the application form.

The decisions of the judging panel are final. The Society reserves the right not to make any awards in a particular year.

The Flora Murray Award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Society. The SLHA Award for Excellence will be presented at a convenient time and venue.

Closing Date
Applications for the 2017 'Flora Murray Award' should be submitted by 30 June 2017.


SLHA Award Winners 2011. Presentation at AGM in Stamford, June 2012
Award winners 2015

Flora Murray Award
Lincolnshire Film Archive
(Peter Ryde, 2nd left, and
Steve White, centre)

Award of Excellence
Navenby Archaeology Group
(Ian Cox, 2nd right)

Also in the photograph
Dr Rod Ambler, SLHA President (left)
& Neil Wright, SLHA Chairman (right)