The Reginald Hine Award

The Reginald Hine memorial

The Reginald Hine               memorial

Named after the early twentieth-century Hitchin historian, the Reginald Hine Award was first proposed in March 1979 as an essay competition for works, in adult and junior categories related to the history of Hitchin.

Each year, the best essay was to have received the Stanley Lee Hine Memorial Cup, donated by Stanley Lee. Subsequently, the basis for making the award has been widened to include the full range of activities encompassed by the Society.

President Bob Williams presented the Hine Award to Pauline Humphries at the AGM in 2017, for her decades of tireless work as ‘publications supremo’.

The cup is now awarded each year to a person or persons who, in the opinion of the committee, have made a significant contribution through their actions research or publications, to Hitchin Historical Society and the furtherance of the understanding of the history of Hitchin.