News and events

September 2013

County
VCH Herefordshire visit to Court of Noke
Edward Bulmer welcomed supporters of VCH Herefordshire to his home at Court of Noke near Pembridge. The sunny weather was perfect for exploring the early-18th century water gardens which he is restoring.
Herefordshire
Summer 2013 Leicestershire VCH Newsletter now available
The 2013 Leicestershire VCH Newsletter is now available, containing information about our Charnwood Roots project, this year's Student County Historian programme, our Chapels project and much more besides.
Leicestershire

August 2013

County
Getting About: Building and Inland Transport
VCH authors, Barrie Trinder and Gill Cookson, to speak at Rewley House study weekend
The Royal Charters of Faversham by Peter Tann now available
The finest collection of charters of any town in Britain, still in the physical possession of the Mayor and Council.
Kent
WELCOME TO THE WESTMINSTER HISTORY CLUB 2013-14
All are welcome to the next meeting on September 18th. Talk: 'Art in the Corridors of Power' by Julia Toffolo, Director, Government Art Collections Fund
Middlesex & London
Books for Sale
VCH Cornwall has some surplus Cornish Local History books for sale at reduced prices
Cornwall
Much Gratification and Enjoyment
A talk on the early history of the Somerset Archaeological Society.
Somerset
VCH for Kindle
Mapledurwell now available for download
Hampshire
Northants 7 published
Available now
Northamptonshire
Tea and Talk: monthly Friday afternoon talks at the Museum of Somerset
A programme of interesting talks followed by afternoon tea
Somerset
VCH Wiltshire to feature on Who Do You Think You Are?
VCH Wiltshire will be making its television debut later this month, when Assistant Editor Dr Alex Craven will feature in Who Do You Think You Are? Alex met with Nick Hewer, of Countdown and The Apprentice fame, at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre to discuss aspects of his family's Wiltshire past. The show will air at 9pm on Wednesday 28 August, on BBC1.
Wiltshire
27th Earl Lecture
Staffordshire and the Making of England

July 2013

County
Excavations at Basing House
University of Southampton excavates Civil War defences at Basing House
Hampshire
First VCH Somerset newsletter
Our first newsletter is launched
Somerset
VCH Herefordshire late summer outing
Visit Court of Noke and Support VCH Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Westminster History Club: Programme for 2013-14
Talks for the 3rd season of the Westminster History Club.
Middlesex & London

June 2013

County
Volunteer-led walk
Leicestershire VCH volunteers met at St Mary’s church in Sileby on 17 June for our annual guided walk, led by VCH volunteer Eric Wheeler. Anyone who has travelled on the train
Leicestershire
VCH at the Royal Cornwall Show June 2013
VCH at the Royal Cornwall Show June 2013
Cornwall
Research Handbook Revised and Republished
News about our revised Derbyshire research handbook
Derbyshire
IMAGERY & CULT AT THE SHRINE OF ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
Imagery and Cult at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor: Westminster History Club. 25th June - all welcome (tickets £10 at the door).
Middlesex & London