Posts from May 2016

  • 27th May 2016
West Mercia Police archives: Descriptive registers of the Worcestershire Constabulary

What are Descriptive registers? Descriptive registers give information on a police officer’s period of service.  The registers can include information on previous public service such as time with another police force or in the armed services, together with pay rates and the stations in which they worked.  Details of promotions, transfers and reasons for leaving...

  • 3rd May 2016
Monthly Mystery: Witches, Horses and The Devil

A building survey of a fairly ordinary 19th century brick stable block in the west of Worcestershire uncovered a peculiar set of objects. Nailed above the lintel to the entrance way was a pair of mammalian skeletal feet above an iron horseshoe. Plate 1 Horseshoe and paws nailed above a stable doorway (©WCC 2015) A...