The Wiltshire VCH Trust

David Moss

David Moss

David Moss is the Chair of the Trust. He read History at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He then joined the civil service, in the Department of the Environment, HM Treasury, and principally in the Department of Transport. Much of his… Read More

Rosemary Addington

Rosemary Addington

Rosemary Addington attributes her keen interest in Wiltshire history and the VCH to her father, Richard Lamb, a historian. Her parents lived at Broadchalke, steeped in Wiltshire history, with a Roman road running through their farm, and nowadays at… Read More

Gil Alder

Gil Alder

Gil Alder joined the WVCH as a volunteer at the beginning of 2016, when she retired as a Specialist Speech and Language Assistant at a local school.  Now as a Trustee she looks forward to being able to… Read More

Melissa Barnett

Melissa Barnett

Melissa Barnett has been curator at the Chippenham Museum since 2011. Originally trained as an Archaeologist, Mel has since made a career in the museum sector, most recently as museums officer for South Gloucestershire Council and previously as… Read More

Chris Caswill

Chris Caswill

Chris Caswill is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and on the Academy Council. He was the Councillor for  Chippenham Monkton ward for ten years, retiring in May 2017. Chris  has a history degree and a keen interest Chippenham's history.   He… Read More

John d’Arcy

John d’Arcy

John d’Arcy was Archivist, and later Principal Archivist at the Wiltshire Record Office from 1974 and in retirement is the archivist to the Fonthill and Mells estates. He was Secretary of the Wiltshire VCH Committee 2000 to 2006.

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Michael Hicks

Professor Michael Hicks was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Winchester and was Head of History 1999-2014. He is a late medievalist specialising in the Wars of the Roses. He has published a dozen books and… Read More

Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges is the Deputy Chair of the Trust. He read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford. He spent 40 years working in the City and is a former Chairman of the Friends of Wiltshire Churches.

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James  Holden

James Holden (Treasurer)

James Holden has had a lifelong interest in local history and written extensively on it in local magazines where he lived previously, as well as being closely involved with a local museum.

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Vicky Landell Mills

Vicky Landell Mills

Vicky is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has been a social worker in London and in Wiltshire. She was Chair of the Trust from its launch in 2014 till October 2018.  

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Bill Perry

Bill Perry

Bill Perry is a Trustee appointed by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. He moved to Wiltshire on retirement from the senior civil service and a career in public administration and the financial management of major defence… Read More

Mike Stone

Mike Stone

Trustee Mike Stone, author, lecturer, curator and archaeologist has spent 40 years working in archaeology, heritage, museums and as a visiting lecturer at Bristol, Bournemouth and Bath Universities for adult education programmes.

After graduating from the University of London,… Read More

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Cllr Ian Thorn

Ian Thorn lives in Quemerford, Calne and is one of two Wiltshire Council nominees to the Trust.  He has a degree in Music, and wrote his musicology dissertation on  the prolific 18th,  early 19th  century composer Charles Dibdin… Read More

Cllr Stuart Wheeler

Cllr Stuart Wheeler

Stuart Wheeler lives in Burbage at the eastern end of the County. On Wiltshire Council, he represents Burbage and the Bedwyns, an area  which has a rich history.

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