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    Posts from September 2014


    • 30th September 2014
    Lyttelton collection: Conservation work

    In the course of cataloguing a collection there will be items which are found to be in poor condition and require some conservation work.  Some of the work will be minor such as fixing tears, removing sellotape or protecting the item with secondary packaging such as a custom made wrapper.  Other items may need more...

    • 26th September 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~43~ Stoulton Sale Particulars

    This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Julia Pincott, Archive Assistant, who shows us how she managed to solve a puzzle in her family history by using sales particulars. Julia tells us more:  One of the many problems facing family historians is how to find the exact location of a property listed on a census...

    • 18th September 2014
    Upcoming House History workshop at The Hive

    “Who lives in a house like this?” was the question in Through the Keyhole, but a similar question is also asked by many people who wonder about the history of their house. On Saturday 4th October we’ll be re-running a popular workshop to help guide you in how to trace the history of a house...

    • 18th September 2014
    Upcoming Family History workshops at The Hive

    At Worcestershire Archive Service September and October traditionally sees an increase in people coming in and asking staff for advice on how to begin tracing their family history. Therefore we are running our workshops again to help you make a start, or to help you get the most out of the resources we hold. Many...

    • 12th September 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~42~ Bromsgrove People and Places

    This week’s ‘Treasure’ has been chosen by Justin Hughes, Project Officer, Outreach; with the second in a series of the stories we have recorded from our oral history projects which are available for loan or purchase at the Hive. This week he describes ‘Bromsgrove People & Places’: WAAS has been commissioned by Bromsgrove District Council...

    • 5th September 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~41~ Before the Hive

    This week’s ‘Treasure’ has been chosen by Justin Hughes, Project Officer, Outreach, who has selected the first in a series of the stories we have recorded from our oral history projects which are available for loan or purchase at the Hive. Here, Justin tells us more: Prior to the construction of the Hive, WAAS carried...