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  • 19th September 2017
Unpicking a Sticky Situation

As the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service Book and Paper Conservator, I was recently contacted by a local organisation with a bit of a problem in some of their archives.  A small number of parchment documents had been discovered that were very dry and hard, and impossible to open.  Looking more like the dogs raw-hide...

  • 18th September 2017
Back from conservation – Mytton Oak cremation urn

Around 4000 years ago a 30-40 year old woman was cremated and her remains buried in an upturned pot, or burial urn. In 2015 we found this Bronze Age burial and carefully excavated the contents back in the office. Analysis of the urn and its contents has now been completed and the urn has recently...

  • 11th September 2017
Worcestershire’s Farmsteads and Landscapes

Traditional farmsteads and their buildings contribute to local distinctiveness and the varied character of our countryside by reflecting local geology, building traditions and farming practices. The future of the majority of historic farm buildings is increasingly dependent on a new role outside mainstream agricultural use. Since 2009 Worcestershire County Council has been involved with a series...