The winner of the 2018 London Archaeological Prize, familiarly known as the Publication Prize, was announced to a packed London Archaeological Forum at the Museum of London on 19th November.
Al Telfer (on the left in the photo), one of the panel administering the prize, announced that one publication stood out from all others, with high praise from all the judges: An Immense and Exceedingly Commodious Goods Station: The Archaeology and History of the Great Northern Railway’s Goods Yard at King’s Cross, 1849 to the Present Day, by Rebecca Haslam and Guy Thompson of Pre-Construct Archaeology. A certificate and cheque for £250 was presented to a 'delighted' Rebecca Haslam (centre) by Cath Maloney (right), formerly of the LAARC and one of the four judges.
Two other publications received honourable mentions: The Deptford royal dockyard and manor of Sayes Court, London: excavations 2000–12 by Antony Francis of MOLA, and John Schofield's St Paul's Cathedral: Archaeology and History. The full shortlist, with comments from the judges -- John Lewis, Cath Maloney, John Pearce and Signe Hoffos -- can be found here.
Look out for an interview with the winning authors, Becky and Guy, in the spring issue of London Archaeologist, to find out how an outstanding publication of such a complex site can be put together successfully.