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    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...