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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  • 17th August 2018
Bella in the Wych Elm on Stage

The case of ‘Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?’ is one that continues to intrigue people 75 years after the remains of a body were discovered by some boys in Hagley Woods. The story has many aspects which ensure it catches the imagination – an unnamed body, a mutilated corpse, possible witchcraft, WWII espionage...

  • 15th August 2018
All Round the World – Magic Lantern Slide Evenings

Last month we took the lantern slides taken by Arthur Henry Whinfield out to two venues to recreate the presentations he used to provide to local people in Worcester over 100 years ago. We’ve shared before on our blog about the project to conserve and digitise  @ 2,000 glass slides taken and collected by the...

  • 9th August 2018
The Charles Archive: Chorley House, Droitwich

This is the eighth in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber-frame building specialists FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection. In this blog we look at material related to the now demolished...