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Latest news

  • 20th January 2018
Family History Help

Looking at starting or restarting family history the new year? In January we often get people coming to us asking how to begin. For some they are looking at starting or restarting now that Christmas is over, whilst others may have been inspired by conversations and reflection over Christmas. We can see this here in The Hive...

  • 17th January 2018
Cataloguing and Digitising the Charles Archive

This month we are taking a look at an exciting new project to catalogue and make available the records or practice archive of the Worcester firm of architects and timber-frame building specialists FWB and Mary Charles.   F.W.B. “Freddie” Charles (1912-2002) was an architect and expert on the conservation and repair of timber-framed buildings. Freddie...

  • 10th January 2018
Talks on Lowesmoor Dig

Justin Hughes, our Community Project Office, is giving two talks this coming Friday and Saturday. He is speaking to Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology and Local History Society and to South Worcestershire Archaeology Group. Both are on the Lowesmoor dig we carried out in 2010, the site of the new Asda, although they are looking at two...