The Peake Medal
It was reported in the transactions of the Institute of Mining Engineers that at a general meeting of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers held on 25 January 1917 at University House Leeds, Mr George Herbert Peake of Bawtry Hall, Bawtry had very generously donated £1,000.00 to be devoted to the interests of mining and applied as the Council of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers thought fit.
After consultation with Mr Peake as to his wishes, the Council decided that a medal be struck and this to be called the “Peake Medal”. At the meeting, it was decided that the medal was to be presented from time to time to any member of the Institution who, in the opinion of the Council, had carried out work or research of value to mining. It was particularly desired that the medal should be presented only for work of real value that is to members who have rendered conspicuous services to the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers. This is recognised as the highest award a member can receive.
The Thomas W Adam Medal
The Thomas W Adam medal was inaugurated to commemorate the occasion of the centenary of the Institute in 1957 and named after the long serving Secretary, Thomas Adam, who was Secretary of the Midland Institute for 34 years, from 1919 to 1953.
The Thos W Adam Medal shall be awarded from time to time for long and meritorious service in the furtherance of the objects and enhancement of the prestige of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.
The Noel E Webster Medal
The Noel E Webster medal was introduced in 1979 to be awarded on an annual basis for what was in the opinion of the Council the best paper presented to the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers at any General or Branch meeting during the previous year.
Major Webster had a long and distinguished career. After service in 1914-1918 war, he became a Colliery Manager, later setting up his own company involved mainly in strata control and subsidence, and also developing wide interests in general industry. During his period as Treasurer of the Midland Institute, the Institute’s finances were put on a very sound basis.
He freely imparted, energy, enthusiasm and zest for life to all he met.
O H Schmill Medal
The award originated in 1999 through the generosity of Mr Henry Schmill. It is in the form of a double-sided medal suitably inscribed.
Henry was born in Germany but his association with the UK mining and construction industries lasted for nearly 50 years. In 1970, he founded Amalgamated Construction Ltd, which later became AMCO Corp plc.
Throughout his years in the UK, Henry played a significant part in supporting what is now the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers. He was awarded the Thomas Adam Medal in 1993 and the Peake Medal in 2001, both of which relate to the conspicuous service rendered to the Institute.
The O H Schmill Medal shall be awarded from time to time at the discretion of the Council of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, as recommended by its Finance and Awards Committee (or any successor Committee). The medal shall be awarded to any person whether or not a member of the Institution who in the opinion of Council has made a significant and worthy contribution to the affairs of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.
THE PEAKE TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
A Trust Deed was made on 21 March 1930 between Mr George Herbert Peake and the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers to establish the Peake Fund and set out conditions for a Travelling Scholarship and other awards.
A Supplementary Deed was made on 8 November 1963, by the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers in which an additional £1,000.00 was donated from its general funds. A further donation of £2,000.00 was made by the family of Major George Herbert Peake in the late 1970’s.
Although the Peake Fund enjoyed charitable status as part of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, on 13 January 2005 the fund was registered with the Charity Commission as “The Peake Travelling Scholarship” and given the registered charity number 1107616.
Since 1995 almost £19,000.00 has been distributed to members of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers in the form of scholarships or additional awards in line with the Trust Deed.
THE NOEL WEBSTER TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
A Travelling Prize was established by the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and was awarded by the Institute from time to time. This prize was called the Noel Webster Travelling Prize in recognition of Major Webster’s contribution to the Institute and the junior section in particular. Major Noel Edwin Webster, OBE, MC subsequently made a generous gift to establish a permanent endowment in response to which the Council of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers applied a similar sum of money to establish the fund. A Trust Deed dated 7 November 1963 between Major Webster and the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers was drawn up and the Noel Webster Travelling Prize Fund was established.
Although the Noel Webster Travelling Prize Fund enjoyed charitable statues as part of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, on the 14 January 2005 the fund was registered with the Charity Commission as “Noel Webster Travelling Prize” and given the registered charity number 1107632.
Since 1995 in excess of £37,000.00 has been distributed to members of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers in the form of Scholarships or Additional awards in line with the Trust Deed.
THE AMCO BURSARY FUND
The AMCO Bursary is constituted by Declaration of Trust dated 11 November 1999 as amended by Supplemental Deed dated 30 March 2000 and is a registered charity No 1080526.