Explore the rich history and heritage of Leicestershire. At Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust we are passionate about researching and sharing the history of our county. We provide regular free training and support to volunteers helping us with our research projects.
Our aim is to produce a multi-volume reference history of Leicestershire for the national Victoria County History series. If you would like to help us, you can get involved in a broad range of activities from archival research, community archaeology, landscape surveys, oral history projects and fieldwalking. We also carry out educational work with local schools and hold public events to share our research with the wider community.
Visit our website to see our latest project updates, use our free research guides or to find out how you can support our work.
A major project to research the histories of Charnwood Forest and the towns and villages that surround it is underway and there are many short-term and long-term volunteering opportunities available. No previous experience is necessary. You can find out more by visiting the project website: http://www.charnwoodroots.org See also https://www.facebook.com/CharnwoodRootsProject, https://twitter.com/CharnwoodRoots and http://leicestershirehistory.co.uk/
We also have a small volunteer programme running across the rest of the county, researching specific parishes for publication, and we also run summer research projects with student volunteers.