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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  • 8th December 2019
Archaeology 50: Victoria Bryant

We come up to date with our look back at 50 years of County Archaeologists in Worcestershire with Victoria Bryant. Victoria took over from Malcolm Atkin as Head of Worcestershire Historic Environment & Archaeology Service and oversaw the merger with Worcestershire Record Office and the move to The Hive. I joined Worcestershire County Council in...

  • 7th December 2019
The WWI Letters of Bert Clements – part 3

The 3rd set of letters of Bert Clements letters cover early 1916. Twenty-one letters by Gunner Bert Clements of Kidderminster are here in the archives, providing one man’s perspective on the war. They were read by Naomi Taylor for the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project to make them more accessible, and we are combining...

  • 5th December 2019
Volunteer Researcher needed!

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Redditch Military Tribunal project which will start in January 2020, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to conclude our WW100 work. This project will carry out research into the records of the Military Service Tribunals held in Redditch during the First World War. Redditch Tribunal...