News and events

April 2016

County
Hidden Away: the archives
The Archives of Slum Clearance
Somerset

March 2016

County
Biography of a Building: the Foundation and Life of Westminster Cathedral - 24 May
Talk hosted by the Westminster History Club
Middlesex & London
SOMERSET IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH
A day symposium on the early history of healthcare in Somerset
Somerset
Women in the VCH
Extract from our Diamond Jubilee book
Growing Local History - BALH conference 8-10 April
A national conference in association with University Campus Suffolk

February 2016

County
Locality and Region Seminar - 8 March 2016
A disappearing landscape: the heathlands of the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire borders 1750-1914 - Alan Crosby
Funding success for VCH Shropshire
The project has roles for many more supporters as volunteers, researchers and fundraisers.
Shropshire
Locality and Region Seminar - 23 February 2016
Contrasting communities: open and closed parishes revisited - Kate Tiller
Westminster Underworld: From Guy Fawkes to Paul Raymond - 8 March
Hosted by the Westminster History Club
Middlesex & London
Visit to Brampton Bryan Hall and Gardens
VCH patron Edward Harley and his wife Victoria welcomed VCH supporters to their home.
Herefordshire
Colwall and District History Fair 18 June 2016
A look at the history of Colwall and district
Herefordshire

January 2016

County
Locality and Region Seminar - 9 February 2016
‘Such obscene language and practices, as no woman ought to witness’: vice and moral reform in eighteenth-century St Clement Danes - Francis Boorman
Locality and Region Seminar - 26 January 2016
‘Stranger than fiction’? Alien accommodation and ‘Dutch’ architectural influence in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Sandwich - Alison Charles
Winter 2015-2016 newsletter
The latest Somerset newsletter has been published
Somerset
Faith and Faction in Victorian Somerset
A talk on ritual riots in 1866
Somerset
Locality and Region Seminar - 12 January 2016
A disorderly alehouse at Mill End in Rickmansworth - Dr Heather Falvey

December 2015

County
VCH Shropshire re-launched
More than 200 people attended the re-launch of the The Victoria County History (VCH) of Shropshire on Saturday October 31 at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), Shrewsbury.
Shropshire
The Raw Materials of History: Publishing Historical Records
A one-day conference at Lancaster University, 23 April 2016
Cumberland
December winners!
The winners of Leicestershire VCH Trust's 200 club draw for December
Leicestershire

November 2015

County
Hampshire VCH Autumn Newsletter 2015
VCH Hampshire Autumn Newsletter 2015
Hampshire