Named after the late Bob Woodard, Honorary Life member, it is awarded each year for an article published in the annual Bulletin of the Society which is deemed by independent judges to have contributed significantly, by the quality of its research and the clarity of its communication, to increasing the knowledge of the history of Tewkesbury and District. The award is a silver bowl with the names of winners inscribed upon it and a medal for the winner to keep.The independent judges, who report to the AGM, have been David Aldred, local author & Head of History at Cleeve School, Nicholas Kingsley, County Archivist, John Loosley, Chairman of the Gloucestershire Community Council for History & David Evans, Author, Academic and Broadcaster. John Loosley has now retired and has been be replaced by Dr. Steven Blake.
(The result is always announced at the AGM of the year following publication.)
John Dixon & Barbara Jones
|From Howell's to Hollams [and on to Canada]!||Vol.26 2017|
Highwayman of Tewkesbury'!
From Tewkesbury to Tasmania
|2016||Karen Banks||The Ownership of Goods and Cultures of Consumption in Ludlow, Hereford and Tewkesbury, 1660-1760||Vol.24 2015|
|2015||Derek Benson||Ripples from the French Revolution in Tewkesbury||Vol.23 2014|
|2014||Tom Wilkinson, B.A.||Did
the Purchase of Tewkesbury Abbey Reflect
the Continuation of Traditional Catholic Belief?
|Tewkesbury's Home Guard (Parts 1&2)||
|2012||Jim Freeman Phd.||Neville's Post-War Preoccupations||Vol.20 2011|
|2011||Cliff Burd||Life Achievement Award|
|2011||Derek Benson||Chartism in Tewkesbury and District||Vol.19 2010|
"Adieu with Bangs and Whistles"
the Last Passenger Rail Service to Tewkesbury Station 1961
|Adrienne Roche, B.Ed.||"George Dyson (1850-1932)"?||Vol.17 2008|
|Janet Devereux, B.A.||"A Land of Hope and Glory"?||Vol.16 2007|
|2007||John Dixon, M.Phil.||Tewkesbury’s Obsession with Nelson?||Vol.15 2006|
|2006||Derek & Cath Round||Tewkesbury Pioneer in Transport||Vol.14 2005|
|2005||Sam Eedle||The Abbey Boys in the Terriers||Vol.13 2004|
|2004||John Dixon, M. Phil.||Tewkesbury's First - and Forgotten - Railway Station||Vol.12 2003|
|2003||David Willavoys||Unwillingly to Australia||Vol.11 2002|
|2002||John Dixon, M. Phil.||Walton House & the Cartlands||Vol.10 2001|
|Janet Devereux, B.A.||Glimpses into the Tewkesbury House of Industry, 1832-1850||Vol.9 2000|
|2000||Bill Camp & Derek Round||91 Church Street and J.M.W.Turner||Vol.8 1999|
|1999||David Willavoys||Thomas Collins||Vol.7 1998|
|1998||John Dixon, M.Phil.||The Oxford Movement in Gloucestershire||Vol.6 1997|
|1997||Colin Wicken, M.A.||77 Barton Street||Vol.5 1996|
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