Residents in Fenland are being urged to get their votes in to help the Wisbech and Fenland Museum win a prestigious award.

Local people are being urged to vote for Wisbech and Fenland Museum to win Current Archeology Magazine's Research Project of the Year. The public voting online closes on February 1.

An article on a project called: From West Africa to Wisbech: Analysing 18th Century Textiles in Thomas Clarkson's Campaign Chest appeared in Current Archeology's January edition last year and resulted in the nomination.

The project explored the history of African textiles collected more than 200 years ago by Wisbech-born and slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson for his lifelong anti-slavery campaign.

If the museum wins the award, it could help with applications for grants and sponsorships.

An author of the magazine, Sarah Coleman, said: “It's great that the research which was part of the Articles for Change project, sponsored by the Museums Association's Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, has been nominated for this award."

To read the nominated article and vote, visit: