Biography of an Ancestor
Our 50th Anniversary Competition invited entrants to submit a biography of an ancestor. We were thrilled by the number of responses we received (almost 250) and also by the extremely high standard of the entries. It was very hard to pick a winner and a runner up, but after much deliberation the prize was awarded to Mrs Dee Helmore with her biography of her ancestor William Gush. The runner up was Miss Pamela Willing with her biography of James Willing. .
The top nine entries are available online below. Some of the illustrations have been removed due to copyright issues.
The Winner: William Gush - Portrait Painter by Mrs Dee Helmore
The Runner-up: James Willing Junior by Pamela Willing
Other shortlisted entries were:-