Posts from May 2015

  • 27th May 2015
Remembering the Dunkirk Evacuations

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk.  The operation, codenamed ‘Operation Dynamo’ which took place between 27 May and 4 June 1940, is one of the most celebrated military events in British history.  The German and Allied armies had faced each other across the Franco German border for...

  • 8th May 2015
Remembering VE Day

VE Day party held in the paddock at the rear of Landsdowne, Port Street, Evesham, 1945.  Photograph from Worcestershire Photographic Survey courtesy of Mr Perkins of Evesham. The end of World War II in Europe had been on the cards from the beginning of 1945 following a series of surrenders by the German Army.  So...

  • 5th May 2015
A hidden treat found in the Palfrey Library

One of the volumes held in the Palfrey Library has been found to have a charming painting hidden on its fore-edge. The volume, entitled ‘An Address to Persons of Quality and Estate’ by Robert Nelson, dated 1715, includes a fore-edge painting showing a view of Worcester cathedral from the river. The painting is revealed by...