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About VCH Wiltshire
Following cuts in public funding from Wiltshire Council and the University of the West of England, the Wiltshire Victoria County History Trust has risen to the challenge of taking on the task of continuing work on the history of the county. A scoping study has been completed for a volume on Chippenham and its environs. Fundraising is underway and it is hoped that work on this volume will commence early in 2015.
It is estimated that to complete Volume 20 will cost in the region of £150,000, a not inconsiderable sum. Trustees are applying to major national charities for financial support. Local businesses and other organisations will also be approached. A further plank in the fundraising effort is the 'Friends of the Wiltshire VCH' which will provide a forum for interested individuals to be informed about progress, and through membership and events generate a regular source of funds.
The Friends of Wiltshire VCH was launched at an event in Chippenham on 4 November 2014 attended by the Director of the VCH, Professor Richard Hoyle and our patron, HM Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire, Mrs Sara