Support Leicestershire VCH

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Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust (LVCHT) was launched in May 2009 to raise funds for and support and promote the Victoria County History project in Leicestershire. We work with volunteers across Leicestershire to research and write the history of the parishes in this county, for publication by the VCH. We are a registered charity (no. 1128575) and are able to claim gift aid on eligible donations. Money raised goes towards providing training and support for our volunteers in Leicestershire, and the cost of travel to the National Archives in Kew and other distant record offices. Although locally-held records form an important part of our research, most parish histories require more than one trip to Kew as well as visits to other archive offices in London, Northampton, Lincoln, and often elsewhere.


Jennifer, Lady Gretton, JP


  • The Chairman of Leicestershire County Council
  • The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester
  • The Bishop of Leicester
  • The President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
  • The Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University
  • The Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University
  • John Aldridge Esq OBE DL
  • Major Richard Bream TD DL
  • Professor Sir Robert Burgess DL
  • Baroness Byford DBE DL
  • Professor Rosemary Cramp DBE
  • Baron Glendonbrook CBE
  • The Very Revd Derek Hole
  • Lars Tharp Esq
  • Major Sir Lyonel Tollemache Bt JP DL
  • David Wilson Esq CBE DL
  • Professor Michael Wood

Charity Trustees

  • Squire de Lisle DL (Chair)
  • Gordon Arthur Esq
  • Robert Collins Esq DL
  • Professor Christopher Dyer
  • Simon Gravett Esq
  • Duncan Lucas Esq

Our executive committee, which meets regularly, also includes Dr Julie Attard, Dr Pamela Fisher, Dr David Holmes and Dr Andrew Hopper.

We are grateful to the University of Leicester, Leicestershire County Council, and all our other donors for their initial and ongoing support, and to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donors who are supporting our Charnwood Roots project.

Further volumes in the Leicestershire VCH series can only be produced with the assistance of volunteers to research and write town and village entries. LVCHT is committed to providing sufficient training to these volunteers free of charge and relies on charitable donations to support this important work. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Trust, joining our 200 Club, or making a donation to support our ongoing work in Leicestershire. We also have a legacy scheme, and please ask for details if you would like to support us through your will.

For further details or to make a donation, please contact The Secretary, Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust, Marc Fitch Historical Institute, 5 Salisbury Road, Leicester, LE1 7QR; telephone 0116 252 5722; email