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Posts from November 2015


  • 27th November 2015
Cathedral Square – Exhibition Boards

Have you spotted the new hoardings by the Cathedral Square? Whilst the multi million pound redevelopment is going on at the Cathedral Plaza boards have been erected to protect the development site, and artwork has added. Worcester City Council and the University of Worcester asked us to work with them to produce exhibition panels to...

  • 20th November 2015
Explore Your Archive: Finding the elusive Joseph Blackburn

For the final instalment of our Explore Your Archive feature we are looking at a very well known painter, Joseph Blackburn. Whilst Blackburn’s artistic works are famous across the world, details of his personal life are less clear; to date there appears to have been no confirmation of the details of his later life and...

  • 18th November 2015
Explore Your Archive: Worcestershire’s First County Surveyor

Today we mark Explore Your Archive 2015 by looking at the life of a man who worked as the first County Surveyor for Worcestershire.  Joseph Garrett was born in Gloucestershire. He worked as a road surveyor and, according to his obituary in the Worcester Journal he became head surveyor in Kidderminster in 1877. He became the...

  • 17th November 2015
Explore Your Archive: Kidderminster Surgeon turns Arctic Explorer

Today we mark Explore Your Archive 2015 by looking at the extraordinary life of a man who worked for a short while as House Surgeon at Kidderminster Infirmary and went on to take part in one of the early Arctic Expeditions.  A chance discussion with a researcher in our Original Archive Area led to the...

  • 16th November 2015
Explore Your Archive 2015: Celebrating the extraordinary lives of Worcestershire’s people

Worcestershire’s historic past is made up of multiple layers of lives: sometimes dramatic, sometimes tragic, sometimes unacknowledged and occasionally forgotten. Staff at Worcestershire Archive Service discover hints of these people every day when helping researchers to explore the archives, however, we rarely get to find out more about them. To mark the Explore Your Archive 2015 campaign,...