Buckinghamshire Archaeology Society Joan Elding Prize 2022
On 1st October at the Bucks Local History Network Conference, the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society presented their new Archaeology Prize for the first time, named in memory of their late member Joan Elding whose legacy has provided for this year and next.
The Society wanted to recognise the many excellent projects and contributions made to their objectives and felt the prize was an opportunity to congratulate, say thank you and above all to celebrate some of the many people and institutions that make our local heritage so valued.
The Archaeology Prize is planned to be an annual event and is open to both individuals and organisations, and commercial, academic and voluntary work is all eligible. The criteria are broad covering the society’s aims of advancing knowledge, protecting and conserving our heritage, and promoting public awareness and enjoyment.
They had many worthy nominations in 2022. Having set out to find one winner, in the end it was decided to split the prize between two joint winners whilst also singling out two others as “Highly Commended”.