Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

Exploring Worcestershire's past

We are experts in archives and archaeology

Worcestershire Shakespeare documents UNESCO registered

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  • 10th October 2019
Market Garden Heritage Project – Ivy’s Family Photos

Over the summer we have been meeting lots of people at events, as part of the Market Gardening Heritage Project, who have been sharing stories, memories and photos about market gardening in the Vale of Evesham.   The project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, seeks to record and research the...

  • 5th October 2019
Battle of Worcester Discoveries – Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2019

On 3rd September this year, 368 years to the day of the Battle of Worcester, we were part of a publicity day informing the media about the discoveries we’d made as part of the Southern Link Road Project with Alun Griffiths’ construction team. We showed off some of the finds, including Civil War musket shots...

  • 4th October 2019
The History of Rowing in Worcestershire

Using local newspapers Dr Frank Gilligain has discovered some fascinating facts about the history of rowing within the county. Everyone knows about the success of Worcester County Cricket Club and has enjoyed a day out at the races at Pitchcroft but did you know that Worcestershire has had a long and varied sporting history?  ...