Support our work in Gloucestershire
You can support the Victoria County History in Gloucestershire by making either a one-off donation or a regular standing order to the Gloucestershire County History Trust, using the pdf form at the bottom of this page.
The set of VCH volumes for Gloucestershire is currently about half-complete; it's taken a century to do the first half, but we'd really like not to spend another hundred years finishing it! This is where you come in, by helping us to up the pace. Since 2010, when previous funding arrangements ceased, a county support trust, the Gloucester County History Trust (registered charity no. 1138520) has been busy raising funds, in line with a business plan adopted by trustees in February 2011.
Thanks to the support of many individuals, greatly assisted by substantial grants from the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society for 2011-13 and 2015-16, work on the partially-completed VCH Gloucestershire Vol. XIII restarted in October 2011, and three new volumes are in hand. Eight years on we have published:
- Volume XIII - The Vale of Gloucester and Leadon Valley
- Yate (part of Volume XIV)
- Cheltenham Before the Spa (part of Volume XV).
The Trust calculates that up to 20 further volumes will be needed to cover the historic county of Gloucestershire, and has established provisional costings for this work. This will help inform funding bids and local target-setting.