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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Latest news


  • 21st January 2020
New ‘What’s On 2020’

Our new events guide for 2020 is now out! Details can also be found here on website at www.explorethepast.co.uk/events along with links for bookings. We’re repeating many of our popular workshops, helping people start their research or to expand and introduce new sources. Following the success of the Reading Latin in Old Documents workshop we...

  • 24th December 2019
Holly & Mistletoe Thefts

In the past we’ve told you about the Case of the Stolen Christmas Goose, but that wasn’t the only seasonal crime to have taken place in Worcestershire in the past. Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe were also targets, whether by individuals for themselves, or from enterprising people to sell it on. Tenbury is a big mistletoe...

  • 23rd December 2019
Christmas Cards to Vesta Tilley

Christmas cards feature in several of our collections, some of which we have shared before on our blog. Within the Vesta Tilley archive there are several Christmas cards which were sent to her, particularly during the First World war. Vesta Tilley, born Matilda Powles, was one of the top worldwide Music Hall artists of the...