President Kim Spencer presenting the Frank Mullineux Award
to Tony Wright in November 2013.

The Eccles and District History Society has offeed this Award for work in local history for over 40 years. As from 2018 the Award will be made by the Salford Local History Forum, of which the Society is a member. Frank Mullineux was a founder-member of the Society and he made a wonderful contribution to local history, so it is fitting that we remember Frank in making this Award each year. 

As from 2017 the Award will be made by the Salford Local History Forum, on which the Society is represented by the Hon. Secretary. The Society will have a representative on the Award panel. It was agreed by the committee that the Award would benefit by the inclusion of other members of the Forum. A higher profile with and more members helping to the promote the Award would be gained from this. We are sure Frank himself would have approved.

This work may take various forms. It could be a publication, an essay, research, an exhibition or anything at all which promotes the study of local history or contributes to our knowledge of local history in some way.

The winner(s) will be presented with a suitable award of their choice of a value specified by the Awards Panel. They will also receive a certificate signed by the President and Committee members of the Society.




Presentation of the Frank Mullineux Award, 1979.
Left to Right:
Michael Devereux(Hon.Secretary);
John Corbridge(Award winner for his book,
The Mersey & Irwell Navigation);
Chris Carson(President);
Frank Mullineux(Founder and Honorary Life Member)
.