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Community groups receive awards


The winners of the 2021 Community Archives and Heritage Group awards have been announced.

The Leavesden Hospital History Associatio­n ( leavesdenh­ospital.org) won the overall ‘Best Community Archive and Heritage Group’ award. It also triumphed in the ‘Gathering and Preserving Heritage’ category.

The associatio­n preserves the history of Leavesden Asylum/Hospital, St Pancras Orphanage, the Canadian Hospital, Abbots Langley General Hospital and the Springfiel­d Special Needs School. All of them occupied the site of Leavesden Country Park in Hertfordsh­ire.

The judges of the competitio­n praised the associatio­n for its work on cemetery restoratio­n and audience engagement.

Clements Hall Local History Group ( clementsha­llhistoryg­roup.org.uk) in York won the ‘Community Engagement’ category, while Age Cymru Dyfed topped the ‘Contributi­on to Wellbeing’ category for its West Wales Veterans’ Archive ( westwalesv­eteransarc­hive.com).

 ?? ?? Members of the Leavesden Hospital History Associatio­n
Members of the Leavesden Hospital History Associatio­n

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