Help us to celebrate 120 years of VCH History

VCH 120 Box

Help us to celebrate the VCH’s 120th birthday!

We want to fill this box with objects which tell the history of Leicestershire. What should we chose?   We want the objects to reflect as wide a range of periods (anything from prehistory to 2019), Leicestershire places, people, communities and historical topics as possible.

The objects can be serious or quirky, and some may be surprising to people who don't know Leicestershire. The only criteria is that they must not be unique, irreplaceable, of great value or perishable, and they all have to fit inside the box (together), so they can’t be large or bulky.

We welcome your ideas. A small panel will select a representative selection from these in August, and will then obtain the objects. Our selection will be displayed (with the boxes of other counties) at an event in London in November, and then in an online virtual display on the VCH website.

We don’t want objects now, just your ideas. Be imaginative. How can we best tell Leicestershire’s rich and diverse history through a few small items of low value? We look forward to hearing your ideas!