Posts from April 2016

  • 22nd April 2016
Archive letters tell personal story of WW1 defeat at Qatia

Trooper Hal Wardale King, 2577, was the son of Mr. And Mrs. J. Wardale King, of Oldswinford House, Stourbridge, Worcs. He was killed in action  on 23rd April 1916, aged 21. Hal and his friend John (Jack) Preece joined Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry) in September 1914. During his service with the Yeomanry Jack...

  • 15th April 2016
New Archive Art Project – Strong Rooms

Guided tour of archive strong rooms, which gave the project its title, and areas usually off limits We are working with Archives West Midlands and Arts Connect to deliver a revolutionary new project which fuses archives and installation art. The project is called Strong Rooms, and the contribution of WAAS has been instrumental from the...

  • 13th April 2016
Palaeolithic Life and Environment in Worcestershire

Lost Landscapes; Palaeolithic Life and Environment in Worcestershire.  Herds of Mammoths walking across the M5 at Strensham, Lions stalking through the Bredon Hills, the ice  and tundra spreading across the landscape…..which part of our Ice Age past are you most interested in?  Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire are currently running a short...

  • 4th April 2016
‘Find Your Past’ Website Now Available in The Hive

Popular family history website, Find my Past, is now available for free at the Hive. Find my Past contains four billion names including parish registers, military records, school records, census and directories, all of which are useful sources of information for tracing your family history. For the first time, researchers will be able to use...