Month: June 2022

Chesterfield workhouse: exhibition and new book

The ‘Christ Church (Stonegravels) Workhouse and Pauper Grave Project’ will be the subject of a new book to be published in July. The publication is to be marked by an exhibition from Monday 11 to Monday 18 July in Chesterfield Library, 11 am to 3 pm (closed Sunday). Many hours of research have gone into …

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What do we do

Colleagues at our national office in London have done a great job in summarising what we do. We aim to produce a history of every place in England, from the earliest times to the ever-moving now, in a consistent form including accounts of landscape and settlement, with buildings and archaeology. Our histories include histories of …

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You’re invited to our 15 June Hasland book launch

No apologies for advertising our nee Hasland book’s launch on 15 June, in this blog. Pop along to see us at the Devonshire Arms, Hasland, starting at 7.30pm. There’s no admission fee and you’ll be able to hear our county editor Philip Riden, give a short account of the book and the formerly extensive parish …

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Our dedication

Our colleagues at our VCH central office at the Institute of Historical Research remind us that Royal Jubilees have a special place in the history of our project. The Victoria County History was dedicated to Queen Victoria and was intended as a lasting celebration of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. On Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, in …

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