The BDHS is on a roll! We win another award!

2016-02 BDA Chair Award presentation

The BDHS has once again won another award!

At the recent BDA’s 2016 Conference and Annual General Meeting at Amnesty International UK in London, the BDA Chair, Dr Terry Riley, awarded his Chair Award to the dedicated volunteer team for creating a fantastic pictoral book on the history of the BDA.

The volunteer team has for many months worked to create a new book to celebrate the BDA’s 125 year history and was launched at the BDA Conference. Under the leadership of Diane Webb, one of our trustees, the team included Ian Urquhart, Alan Murray and Ian Depledge.

John Hay, MBE, and Peter Jackson accepted on behalf of the volunteer team the Chair Award from Dr Terry Riley at the Conference.

Here’s what Terry had to say:

The BDA is pleased that the BDHS was duly recognised for its outstanding work on the BDA Pictorial History book.

As Chair, I was privileged to present the BDA Chair’s Award to Peter Jackson and John Hay on behalf of the British Deaf History Society for their sterling work and leadership over these many years.

This award was a recognition the wonderful work the BDHS has done not only on the book, but the preserving and cataloguing the archives of the BDA and other bodies like deaf schools and individual members of the Deaf community, without this valuable work our Deaf Community, would have lost so many valuable artefacts books, and importantly, an integral part of our heritage for future generations.

Terry Riley, OBE – BDA Chair – February 2016


Well done to the team!

(photo courtesy of the BDA’s photographer, Jamie Trounce)