Posts from November 2014

  • 10th November 2014
Explore Your Archive: Early History of Dandy Row

   This piece of land was purchased in 1792 from a Mrs Ann Gamidges widow, by Mr Fincher and the row was built soon after. In early years of the 19th century the top half of Frog Lane that was behind the city wall became High Timber Hill Street. The rest of the lane remained...

  • 10th November 2014
Explore Your Archive. Dandy Row: It all started with a photograph

While sorting through a small collection I came across a photograph taken from Worcester Cathedral looking across the Worcester Porcelain works and surrounding area. It showed Worcester when the Bath Road took you to open Countryside. With thanks to Mr Gwillam for use of this photograph We were intrigued by the photograph and began trying...

  • 10th November 2014
Get involved with the 2014 Explore Your Archive campaign #explorearchives

Explore Your Archive Box from Archives & Records Association on Vimeo. The 2014 Explore Your Archive campaign will be running from 10th to 16th November and Worcestershire Archive Service is lending its voice to encourage the nation to engage with and value the archives that make up our national treasures.  Taking inspiration from the first...

  • 7th November 2014
Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~48~ Grazebrook Watercolour

This week’s Treasure is a watercolour, which has been chosen by Carol Wood, Archive Assistant: This watercolour was found in the front of one of the design sketch books created by Phillip Grazebrook, an architect from Hagley. His sketch books are full of pencil drawings of decorative features and designs.  A number of these are...

  • 4th November 2014
Guest Post: A university placement student’s time at WAAS (part 2)

Here is the second instalment of Emma Heatherley’s post detailing her time at WAAS on a university work experience placement: I spent a lot of time working with the User Services team on level two of The Hive, mainly on the ‘Explore the Past’ desk shadowing the Archivists and Archive Assistants as they carried out different roles...

  • 3rd November 2014
Guest Post: A university placement student’s time at WAAS (part 1)

Over the last few weeks Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has had the pleasure of hosting a 100 hour work experience placement for Emma Heatherley, a student from Newman University, Birmingham. During her time here Emma had the chance to get an insight into the wide range of roles that take place behind the scenes in...