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    Posts from December 2015


    • 24th December 2015
    Christmas Eve Beef & Bread at Croome

    Christmas is a time for charitable giving, and previous years we’ve highlighted St Thomas day Charities and the Robin Breakfast as examples. The Coventry Family of Croome used to hand out beef and bread to their tenants each Christmas Eve, as shown in these photos from the Croome archive held here in The Hive.  ...

    • 22nd December 2015
    Christmas with the Talbots 1915

    Lavinia Talbot née Lyttelton kept a diary from her teenage years right through to her 70s.  The diaries, now housed at The Hive, provide a unique window on her daily life, thoughts and feelings and in particular her reflections on life during the First World War.  1915 had been a difficult year for the Talbots...

    • 18th December 2015
    Forester’s Forest – training of volunteers

    We’ve been very excited to be part of the Foresters’ Forest Landscape Partnership, a HLF project in the Forest of Dean. One of the many strands is the investigation of possible archaeological features, which we we are providing training for. 35 volunteers have now been trained during four training session led by some of our...

    • 17th December 2015
    Worcester Christmas Fat Stock Show and Sale

    “Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…” It’s not just geese which got fat, lots of animals would be fattened up ready for Christmas. Therefore in December Fat Stock Shows were held to sell animals, and also reward farmers by offering prizes for the best animals in a similar way to summer agricultural shows....

    • 3rd December 2015
    Conservation in action: repair of Powick parish minute book

    Here at Worcestershire Archive Service we are committed to preserving and protecting the records that are deposited in our care. What happens though when items come to us in a less than desirable condition? Thanks to the very varied custodial histories of the collections that come to us, we can never be quite sure exactly...