A MAN who has been working in Woolworth's has won a prize for writing a history essay.
Golcar man Lyndon Day has won this year's Yorkshire Society history prize.
He wrote about the politics of the Colne Valley parliamentary division during the Edwardian era.
Mr Day, 22, is a former Royds Hall High School pupil and Greenhead College student.
"I feel honoured to receive the main Yorkshire history prize," he said.
Since qualifying with an honours degree in history from Lancaster University last year, he has worked as a store assistant at Woolworths.
This month he starts a dental technology course at Leeds Dental Institute.
His interests extend beyond history and science to include technology, astronomy, aviation and natural history.
He is a member of the Historical Association and Huddersfield Archaeological Society and he has been a member of Huddersfield Astronomical Society.
He is also completing an Open University course in Fossils and the History of Life.
The competition has been held since 1987.