Posts from April 2015

  • 28th April 2015
Upcoming Exploring Archives workshop: Worcester Royal Infirmary

Worcester Royal Infirmary is the focus the last in the present series of Exploring Archives workshops on Tuesday 19th May. Like the rest of the series, we’ll be looking at original records and documents within the archives to highlight what is available, how it could be useful to you, and how to search the collections....

  • 24th April 2015
Visit up British Camp to help school explore the past

As we have mentioned previously here on our blog, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has been helping a number of schools after the recent inclusion of Prehistory in the National Curriculum. With one school, Cradley primary, we were able to take advantage of their location to get out of the classroom and go up a...

  • 16th April 2015
Secret Spines of the Stuart Collection

Alongside my work of conserving the Archive collections within the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, I am also responsible for conserving the Stuart Collection for the Libraries and Learning Service.  Housed within the glass cabinets on level 4 of The Hive, the Stuart Collection consists of approximately 2000 volumes relating to the Civil War and...

  • 9th April 2015
Lich Street Uncovered

If you’ve been past Worcester Cathedral in the last month you’ll probably have seen our archaeologists working away, uncovering the remains of the properties that once stood either side of Lich Street. This was, before the construction of College Street in the early 19th century, the main thoroughfare into the city centre from the south...