News and events

July 2016

County
Wem History Day and the inaugural VCH Shropshire Annual Lecture
With funding now in place and two new researchers appointed (Dr. Judith Everard and Wendy Horton), The Victoria County History (VCH) of Shropshire held its first public event since its re-launch in Shrewsbury in October last year. The Wem History Day, organised in conjunction with the Friends of Shropshire Archives was held at Wem Town Hall on Sunday 26th June and included a series of talks, and displays and guided tours of the town organised by Wem Civic Society.
Shropshire
Want to write for the VCH? Northamptonshire VCH Trust seeks contributors
VCH Northants VIII - researchers and authors sought
Northamptonshire
VCH Gloucestershire Academy newsletter
Latest newsletter from VCH Gloucestershire Trust out now
Gloucestershire
Leicestershire 200 Club winners
Leicestershire 200 Club winners
Leicestershire
Leicestershire VCH at Festival of Archaeology 2016
Archaeology fortnight
Leicestershire
VCH Somerset Summer 2016 Newsletter
Our 7th edition is out now
Somerset

June 2016

County
Learn about Local History: IHR/VCH Summer Day School
IHR/VCH Summer Day School - Bursaries Available
IHR Library Catalogue Upgrade
IHR Library Management System and Catalogue: essential maintenance Wed, 8th June

May 2016

County
Keele Latin and Palaeography Summer School 2016, 23-28 July
Bookings now open for Keele University's annual Latin and Palaeography Summer School
Staffordshire

April 2016

County
Locality and Region Seminar - 26 April 2016
‘Democratic’ institutions and their enemies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century rural England - Prof Richard Hoyle
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