News and events

March 2015

County
Writing for the VCH: A Workshop
Learn to write for the VCH
Locality and Region Seminar: Tuesday, 24 March
The Death of the Deer Park: Disparkment in England 1500 - 1800
Minehead's Lost Towns
A walk around Higher and Quay towns Minehead
Somerset
Busy times in Gloucestershire
Progress report, February 2015
William Dampier
A talk to mark the 300th anniversary of his death
Somerset
Locality and Region Seminar - 10 March 2015
‘“A Motley Company of Halt, Maimed Blinkards”: The Pensioners of the Chest at Chatham and their London Creditors’ -Caroline Nielsen

February 2015

County
'The Gordon Riots - when the mob broke Westminster': a talk by Tim Hitchcock on 24 March
Join us for an exciting talk by Professor Tim Hitchcock on the most serious instance of civil unrest in modern British history - the Gordon Riots. This is the third talk in the current season of the Westminster History Club, a social event where you can enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink and a chance to share your interest in London's history. Talks are open to all and tickets are £10 at the event.
Middlesex & London
Locality and Region Seminar - 24 February 2015
On the Road: Travel Writing in the Pre-Railway Age
Quantock Archaeology and Heritage Study Weekend
A residential weekend at Halsway manor 20-22 March 2015
Somerset
Somerset Remembers Symposium
World War One symposium
Somerset
Help shape the Parliamentary Archives
Help shape the future of the Parliamentary Archives, the oldest collection of its kind in the world.

January 2015

County
4th Somerset newsletter
Our winter 2014-15 newsletter has been published
Somerset
EXMOOR FOREST
A presentation on the former Royal forest of exmoor
Somerset
Locality and Region Seminar - 27 January 2015
Tai Lewis Rogers Almshouses, Anglesey
Talk programme Feb to May 2015
A series of talks and presentations
Somerset
'FOR CHANGE AND CHARITY’: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TRADE TOKENS
A talk on trade tokens
Somerset
Hilary Binding
Sad news from Somerset
Somerset

December 2014

County
A Tale of Christmas Past from Leicestershire
The spire of St Mary's church Lutterworth blew down on Christmas Day 1701. A case brought against the rector in 1705 for misapplying donations given for repairs may have had deeper motivations
Leicestershire
200 Club winners
Leicestershire VCH Trust's 200 club December draw
Leicestershire
Merry Christmas!
From all at Central Office