Middlesex & London


Get involved in new VCH research in Westminster where work is restarting thanks to the support of Councillor Judith Warner, who was Lord Mayor of Westminster from May 2010 to 2011. During her mayoral year, the Lord Mayor supported the County History Trust, which holds VCH London & Middlesex funds, as one of her three mayoral year charities. Everything raised during that year is being used to fund research for our second Westminster volume, VCH Middlesex 14 – The City of Westminster: Local Government and Social Life – and contribute to the third and last volume of the set, on the physical growth and economy of the City.

Volume 14 will focus on the complexities of Westminster’s local government, a theme never comprehensively investigated, and on the social life of the local community. Work is well underway with VCH Research Officers, Dr Mark Latham and Dr Francis Boorman, and volunteers, Jonathan Comber, Helen Glass and Ros Hampton. We would like to involve other experienced historians as volunteer researchers. There are many aspects that may interest you - from the history of individual theatres, schools and municipal buildings to the provision of vital public services, and the development of charities. See our research plan on the About page and how to participate in research or fundraising by clicking on Support.


This convivial club has been founded to raise funds for the project. After a first successful year, the Club has just announced its programme of eminent speakers for 2014-15. For more information about attending the club, please contact Francis Boorman, francisboorman@hotmail.com



Victoria History of London I
William Page
Jan 1909
Title page Middlesex II
William Page
Nov 1911
Middlesex III title page
Susan Reynolds
Nov 1962
VCH Middlesex I title page
J.S. Cockburn, H.P.F. King, K.G.T. McDonnell
Jan 1969
Middlesex VI title page
T.F.T Baker
Nov 1969

News and events

Join us for an exciting talk by Professor Tim Hitchcock on the most serious...
Newly published
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A donation of £3,000 will enable a new phase of VCH Westminster research
Dr Geoff Brandwood will talk about pub heritage. Apologies to those hoping to...
An exciting new website and database at http://www.londonelectoralhistory.com/
Join us at the Westminster History Club for a talk by London's leading...

Work in progress

Research into Westminster charities in underway and a draft from original resear...
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This account of Law Courts and Lawyers' Inns was prepared in 2007 for public...
Volume XIV focuses on Local Government and Social Life. Although Local governmen...