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    Posts from December 2013


    • 21st December 2013
    Celebrating St Thomas’s Day

    Traditionally, the 21st December marked the feast of St Thomas the Apostle and was a day that saw the poor go round asking for money and food, including going door to door round the more well off in the parish. This was known as going ‘a Thomassing’ or going ‘a gooding’. People would seek money...

    • 20th December 2013
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~4~ Mesolithic Flints

    Our Treasures today are Mesolithic Flints uncovered close to the village of Broadway. Rob Hedge, Community Archaeology Officer, chose this week’s find and here he explains more about them: There’s a field in south-east Worcestershire, not far from the village of Broadway – a valley-floor settlement cast in honey-coloured Cotswold Limestone in the shadow of the hills,...

    • 17th December 2013
    Upcoming change of opening hours at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

    Following the announcement of savings to be made by the County Council, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is currently reviewing its opening hours. The new patterns of opening hours are currently under consultation with staff, but we expect to introduce them in January 2014. Further information will be made available as soon as we can,...

    • 16th December 2013
    Wyre Forest Stream-walking survey: an update on progress

    Back in June we posted on the Wyre Forest stream-walking survey of the Dowles, Baveney and Lem Brooks within the Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership project area. The aim of this survey was to record archaeological evidence for structures, fords, relict stream channels or prehistoric burnt mounds. Volunteers have been busy since then and you can now...