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Posts from November 2013


  • 29th November 2013
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~1~ Netherton House image

Following on from the success of our Explore Your Archive feature, which ran throughout last week; today we are introducing a new feature: Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past. For the next year we will be featuring a treasure from across the Archive and Archaeology Service each week – that’s a total of 52 treasures to demonstrate what...

  • 29th November 2013
Manorial Documents Register Project Update November 2013

The Manorial Documents Register Project has just entered its second month.  At this stage, the focus is on developing definitive lists of the hundreds of manors in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.  This is not as straightforward as it might seem.  Not every place that has or used to have the word ‘manor’ in the title actually...

  • 22nd November 2013
Explore Your Archive: Tithe Maps

Tithe maps are a fantastic resource for people doing local history. Maps are always fascinating as they draw you in and are so visual. In this case the tithe maps are often the first details maps for certain places and goes alongside details for each field, making them especially valuable, and very popular with our...

  • 21st November 2013
Introducing… Our Digitisation Team

Continuing our ‘Introducing…’ feature to show you the wide variety of work undertaken by our service, today we bring you a piece from our Digitisation Team: If you were to start a tour at the very top of the Hive, just beneath the golden parapets, and descend one level, then another, and another, and then just one...

  • 21st November 2013
Explore Your Archive: Berrow’s Worcester Journal

For approximately 25 years from 1909 Berrow’s Worcester Journal produced a pictorial supplement to accompany the weekly newspaper. Photos in the newspapers themselves were quite rare at this time because of the reproduction difficulties and the supplements enabled Berrows to produce relatively good quality images to accompany the news.  These photographs record local people and...

  • 20th November 2013
Explore Your Archive: A letter sent from RMS Titanic

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service holds archives that can shed light on national and international events.  This letter was written on board RMS Titanic by Frank Millett, an American painter, sculpter and writer and sent to Alfred Parsons, a painter and illustrator, who lived in Broadway, Worcestershire. In the letter Millett describes the ship..  ‘As...