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Archive

Posts from August 2014


  • 26th August 2014
Summer Reading Challenge

Mythical creatures may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about historical archives or archaeology, but finding some in our collections was our challenge for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Mythical Maze. In the end it wasn’t too difficult, as well as the griffin on the medieval tile found...

  • 23rd August 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~39~ Calendars of Prisoners

This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Teresa Jones, Senior Archive Assistant, who has selected records providing an insight into crime and punishment in Worcester. Here, Teresa tells us more: If you are researching someone who was tried for a crime at Worcester you may find further information in the Calendar of Prisoners. Calendars of...

  • 9th August 2014
Celebrating 10 years of Who Do You Think You Are?

Can it really be 10 years since Who Do You Think You Are? hit the screens? Family history has been popular for many years, and TV has tried to use this to create a popular programme for a while, but previous efforts had failed. Partly it is because family history is usually very personal. We...

  • 7th August 2014
Uniquely Unicorns craft activity – 12th August at The Hive

Dragons, Wyverns, Unicorns and Mermen are some of the strange mythical creatures we have in our collections, on documents, inside books, and on tiles we’ve discovered. Salwarpe purse (13th/14th century) – featured in Worcestershire Treasures Mythical creatures are at the centre of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in libraries, which is entitled Mythical maze. As part...

  • 1st August 2014
Exhibition at The Hive Marks 100th Anniversary of First World War

An exhibition from Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is being held at The Hive to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The exhibition begins on Monday 4 August to mark the 100th anniversary of the date Great Britain entered the war. The displays will include photographs and documents based on...

  • 1st August 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~36~ Berrows Worcester Journal

For this week’s Treasure Julia Pincott, Archive Assistant, has chosen one of our most popular resources used by customers in our Self Service Area at The Hive – our microfilmed newspaper archive. Here, Julia tells us more about a particular feature in Berrows, which focused on the effects of the First World War on the...