A village in Buckinghamshire has won an award for its efforts to make local history available for all.

Seer Green and Jordans Society together with the Chiltern Society was recognised in this year’s Bucks Archaeological Society’s awards for its ‘Our Living Village’ project.

The online history book is regularly updated as new information is uncovered to better reflect changes than a printed book would, the founder of the project Alan Kell OBE explained last year when the project launched.

It features photos, research and maps, including a rare map of the area from 1753, which is stored in the British Library archives.

Bucks Free Press: Historian and author Julian Hunt presented the award to Alan KellHistorian and author Julian Hunt presented the award to Alan Kell (Image: Alan Kell)

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Sandy Kidd of Historic England said the project was a “wonderful example of community engagement and ambition” when announcing the winner on October 7.

Mr Kell accepted the trophy on behalf of Seer Green and Jordans villages and the project team, presented to him by local historian and author Julian Hunt.

Mr Kell said: “I’m enormously proud to accept this amazing recognition and award from the Bucks Archaeological Society.

“It’s been an amazing journey with so many people from our two villages contributing to its success. But we’re not yet finished as we’ve still got a number of important village themes to complete and upload to the Our Living Village website. And of course, village history never stops so we continue to seek the active involvement and support of our two wonderful communities.”