Packett Prize Winner Announced!

The winner of the £250 first prize for the 2017 Packett Prize Competition is Peter McCarthy.

The winning essay is entitled ‘The Eight Streets of Grangetown: immigration, assimilation and dissemination’.

The judges considered this to be a scholarly addition to local knowledge and our shared history.

The essay met the competition’s brief to a very high standard and the judges were unanimous in their decision.


A runner-up prize of £50 was awarded to Josie Bland for her essay entitled ‘Arrears of Rent’.

Thanks are due to the other entrants for their contributions. Their efforts are appreciated.

The winning essay will appear in a future edition of Cleveland History.

As part of the celebrations for the Society’s Golden Jubilee year, the closing date for the next Packett Prize Competition will be 1st December 2018.

Full details can be found here

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