Posts from October 2015

  • 25th October 2015
Celebrating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt

To mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt (25 October 1415), we wanted to show you a document in our collections issued by Henry V several months before the famous victory over the French. Worcestershire has long been associated with Agincourt.  Michael Drayton’s 17th-century poem The Battaile of Agincourt famously evoked the Worcestershire...

  • 22nd October 2015
WWI in the Archives Workshop

On Friday 6th November we are running our WWI in the Archives workshop. There is a lot of interest in this period, and this workshop The first part of the workshop will look at how you can trace a soldier within the records held here. Many people are working on projects researching men listed on...

  • 21st October 2015
Catch up with our Skills for the Future Trainee

Next week we will bid our Skills for the Future Trainee, Sarah, a fond farewell. She has worked incredibly hard and achieved a lot since starting with our Service in July 2014. Staff and customers alike will be sad to see her go, but we look forward to hearing about her next steps. Here, Sarah...

  • 16th October 2015
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology…In Manchester!

On 13th October WAAS Manager Victoria Bryant and User Services Manager Lisa Snook travelled to The Lowry in Salford Quays to attend the Discovering Communities Discovering Collections conference 2015.  In fact, they didn’t just attend – Lisa gave a paper on a project that we have been working on over the summer to learn more...

  • 2nd October 2015
New course – Introduction to Archaeology

In November we are starting a new 6 part Introduction to Archaeology course. Led by Justin Hughes, one of our experienced archaeologists and tutors it will introduce you to some of the basics of archaeology. Many people have enjoyed our workshops and walks over the years, or come on our community digs, and we’ve had...