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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  • 10th August 2020
Missing the Olympics?

When we should have been watching the spectacle of the Olympic closing ceremony are you missing your fix of summer sports? Never fear we can instead be cheered by reflecting on Worcestershire’s sporting past. From the quirky hammer throwing of the past, to the more familiar athletics we have today, you are sure to feel...

  • 6th August 2020
Online Resources: Community Archaeology Guidance

Over the years we have worked with many local groups, and are keen to encourage and support communities to undertake their own research and projects. Our community excavations, such as those at the Commandery and The Hive, involved lots of volunteers, some of whom have gone on to take part in locally run projects. To...

  • 5th August 2020
Adding a New Layer: 20th Century Heritage in Worcestershire – Commercial Buildings

From corner shops, large department stores and shopping centres to market halls and exchanges, public houses, hotels, restaurants, banks and office blocks, the scale, range and character of commercial buildings leaves an impressive legacy in the landscape.   Shops From the mid-19th Century the commercial sector – stimulated by increased mobility and the development of...