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Do you have 20:20 Vision?  What does the next decade have in store for Beeston?

We have launched a competition to write the next chapter of ‘The Story of Beeston.’


As part of our 120th Anniversary celebrations, we commissioned local historian and writer David Hallam to help us tell the story of Beeston from 1896 – 2016.

We released our book in a few local outlets and to our clients just before Christmas to great acclaim and interest.

The book is organised with chapters covering each decade from the 1890s to the 2010s.  Having charted the history of the town, we feel now is also the time to look forward to its future.  How will the town develop in the 2020s?

Who better then to write the next chapter than local people like us who love their townThat’s where the competition idea came from.

If you fancy becoming a published author and have an interest in our wonderful town, please submit an entry.

The competition is open to anyone with three age categories, Primary School, Secondary school and 16 plus. There is no word limit but entrants are advised to stick to 1000 words maximum if possible and to look to the future with a positive outlook, to stir the imagination and to get people thinking about what comes next and how it can happen.

Entries will be judged by an independent panel of local people chaired by Rex Walker and featuring Editor in Chief of The Beestonian Matt Turpin, Phillipa Dytham-Double from Double Image Photography and David Hallam, author of ‘The Story of Beeston’.


The deadline is set for April 23rd and entries are preferred via email to If providing a hard copy entry, please post them to CP Walker & Son or drop it in to the office. Entrants must consent to having their work published and to taking part in any publicity around the competition should they win.


Please drop into our office to collect a free copy of the book to provide inspiration!

We will be releasing excerpts from the book here over the next few weeks.


For more information, visit the dedicated Facebook page at



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