About VCH Westmorland

The Victoria County History for Cumbria is a collaborative community/university project created to research and write the histories of all parts of Cumbria, and to make historical information generally available, within the framework and standards of the Victoria County History of England.

Cumbria County History Trust was established in 2010 with the backing of several heritage and government bodies, to support and organise the VCH in Cumbria. A key role of CCHT is to seek funding for the project, most of which derives from membership subscriptions and sponsorship.

All the work is being done by volunteers, under the overall direction of Professor Angus Winchester of Lancaster University, and with volunteer guidance and support provided by Dr Sarah Rose, Volunteer Co-ordinator.