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Posts from October 2014


  • 31st October 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~47~ Affidavit for burial in wool

This week’s Treasure has been chosen by David Everett, one of our long-serving regular customers and a member of the Friends of Worcestershire Archives. David came across the following item nestled amongst the records of Stone parish whilst undertaking research in the Original Archive Area at The Hive. The particularly ghoulish illustrations that accompany these documents make them quite fitting for...

  • 30th October 2014
Averting Evil: Evidence from Worcestershire Buildings

As we celebrate Halloween and gorge ourselves on chocolate and sweets, the idea of all-pervading evil seems a long way away. But in the past this wasn’t the case. In the medieval and post-medieval periods, there was a real belief in evil, witches and demons. It was felt that they could attack you, your household,...

  • 29th October 2014
World War One War Memorials School Packs

As part of the Worcester World War One Hundred project we are producing resources for schools to help them with a local focus to looking at the World war One.    The first is based around war memorials and tracing soldiers, which many schools are undertaking. In the pack are lesson plans and ideas. The...

  • 28th October 2014
The Pershore Hoards and Votive Deposition in the Iron Age

Twenty years ago almost 1,000 Iron Age coins were discovered at Pershore by metal detectorists, which turned out to be one of most important archaeological finds in recent years. Archaeologists were informed quickly and this led to an excavation revealing an Iron Age/Roman settlement which professionals had been unaware of until then. The coins, both gold and...

  • 27th October 2014
Upcoming WWI in the Archives workshop at The Hive

On Monday 10th November we are running a workshop about World War I in the Archives here at The Hive. Although there have always been people using us to research WWI soldiers and local places during the war, there has been a large increase recently due to the centenary, prompting many individuals and groups to investigate...

  • 23rd October 2014
Worcestershire’s War: Voices of the First World War book launch event at The Hive

On Tuesday 28th October a new book about Worcestershire during WWI will be launched here in The Hive, co-authored by our Archive Collections Manager, Dr Adrian Gregson. ‘Worcestershire’s War: Voices of the First World War’ is a collaboration between Adrian, Dr Maggie Andrews and Dr John Peters, who have been working closely together on the Worcestershire WWI...