VCH is complete for about a third of the counties of England, in progress for another third, and dormant elsewhere for lack of funds.
In Derbyshire, where two volumes of VCH were published in 1905–7, work restarted in 2001. Between 2005 and 2009 an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled two paperback studies to be published, making available VCH research in a more popular format. In Nottinghamshire work restarted in 2009.
In both counties the project is led by a part-time county editor, who is on the staff of the Department of History at Nottingham University and is helped by about forty volunteer researchers, who meet weekly or fortnightly in groups run on the lines of university continuing education classes.
More information on the progress of this project and resulting publications can be found on the Victoria County History website.
Writing our History: Digging our Past
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