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    Posts from November 2014


    • 26th November 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~50~ Hand to hand with ancient Worcestershire

    This week’s Worcestershire Treasure has been chosen by the Archive & Archaeology Service Manager, Victoria Bryant. The artefact Victoria has chosen is a lower Palaeolithic ‘handaxe’, discovered in a field near Madresfield. It was produced by a species of human ancestor named Homo Heidelbergensis during one of the warm ‘interglacial’ periods within the last Ice...

    • 19th November 2014
    West Mercia Police records to be catalogued thanks to National Cataloguing Grant success

    We are delighted to announce that Worcestershire Archives are one of the lucky repositories to be awarded funding from the 2014 round of the National Cataloguing Grant programme. Each year the Cataloguing Grants Programme supports the cataloguing of collections that need external funding to provide access to their content. The 2014 round received applications for over £1.8...

    • 15th November 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~49~ A letter from Ceylon

    This week’s Treasure is a letter from the Bantock archive, which has been chosen by Lesley Downing, Archive Assistant. This item shows just how far afield the remit of records from Worcestershire Archives can stretch as the letter was sent from Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka). Although the opinions of the unknown author of this letter may be...

    • 15th November 2014
    Explore Your Archive: The End of the Dandy Row Tale…

    After Thomas Boyce died in 1920, Dandy Row, Pleasant Row and three houses in Chestnut Street were left to his son Rowland. In July 1936 it was proposed that the city council purchase Dandy Row, Pleasant Row and the land between from Rowland O’Hara Boyce for the purposes of widening Severn Street. Demolition orders had...