Posts from May 2014

  • 23rd May 2014
Treasures of Worcestershire’s Past: ~26~ Unusual Seals

This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Angela Downton, Senior Archives Assistant. Whilst working on one of our existing collection she discovered an unusual example of a seal attached to one of the documents. This is just one example of the hundreds of fascinating seals that can be found amongst our collections at The Hive. Here, Angie tells us more...

  • 19th May 2014
Public Services Quality Group Survey of visitors to UK archives 2014

Do you wish to feed back comments about the archive service at The Hive? Now is your opportunity to contribute to the development of our future service provision… From Monday, 9th June to Saturday, 21st June 2014 we will be asking for your thoughts on the Worcestershire Archive Service, which is based at The Hive. The results...

  • 16th May 2014
Upcoming session for teachers: Teaching British Prehistory

To help support teachers who will be teaching Prehistory as part of the new national Curriculum we will be running a twilight session for teachers with Museums Worcestershire on 4th June. The new history curriculum will include British prehistory for Key Stage 2 for the first time, and we know from conversations that many teachers...

  • 16th May 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~25~ Archaeological investigations on the Kempsey Flood Alleviation Scheme

This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Tom Vaughan, Project Manager for Worcestershire Archaeology. Tom has chosen to highlight a series of finds which were uncovered as a result of archaeological investigations in Kempsey. Here, Tom tells us more about the rich history of this area: In 2011 Worcestershire Archaeology undertook a series of investigations...

  • 9th May 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~24~ The King’s Book

This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Claire Haslam, Archivist. The item is a highly illustrated volume produced to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and forms part of the Stanley Baldwin collection, which is currently being catalogued. Here Claire tells us more about her Treasure: For my treasure I have chosen the colourful...

  • 8th May 2014
Upcoming Workshops: Exploring

After our last series of workshops booked up quickly we are running some more in the next couple of months. Ancestry website, which is free to use in The Hive, has many great resources, but sometimes it can be difficult to know what it has, what the different sources are and their benefits/disadvantages, and...