Schools History Competition Winner
The first Civic Society Schools History Prize was won by Charlotte Holroyd Smith of Harrogate Ladies' College. She is seen here with Paul Jennings, of the Society's History Group and John Hunt, the Head of History and Religious Studies at the College. At a short ceremony held at the College on the 6 July, before the Head and the school, Paul, representing the Society, said a few words about the prize and presented her with a certificate, £50 and two books by Malcolm Neesam, for whom the prize is named. The prize was offered to Year 7 students at all of Harrogate's secondary schools for an essay of 1,000 words on a topic from the history of Harrogate. Judging was anonymous and the panel included an independent judge as well as Society members. Charlotte's essay looked at buildings in the centre of the town, using original documents and family memories and showed real enthusiasm for the town and its history.
To read Charlotte's Essay, go to the History Tab and download the pdf.