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    • 17th June 2017
    Fathers and sons: Letters from George Lynedoch Carmichael to his son Evelyn

      What do you picture when you think of a typical Victorian father?  The stereotype is often someone stern, severe and distant.  That may have been true of some Victorian fathers, but the reality was often quite different.  There were plenty of kind Victorian fathers who were devoted to their children, spent time with them...

    • 16th June 2017
    The Great Wall of Evesham

    A well preserved section of Evesham Abbey’s outer precinct wall was uncovered recently. Late March saw one of our archaeologists, Jamie Wilkins, carrying out a Watching Brief[1] at the former Vauxhall Inn on Merstow Green, Evesham.  The work, which was undertaken on behalf of Alan McColm and APU Retail Ltd, revealed a well-preserved section of...

    • 15th May 2017
    We are the ARA Record-Keeping Service of the Year, 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that we have been voted 2017 Record-Keeping Service of the Year! Part of the Worcestershire Archive Service team This award is part of the Archives and Records Association (ARA) Excellence Awards and aims to recognise the achievements of services across the archive sector. The award is a testament to the...

    • 27th April 2017
    Broadway Dig in Current Archaeology

    Our recent Broadway excavations feature in Current Archaeology Magazine Issue 326, on sale now! There’s a double-page spread featuring a fantastic birds-eye view by Aerial-Cam, shown here with some of the archaeologists who’ve been working on the site. Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service staff from the Broadway excavation and analysis team We’ll be back out on site soon...

    • 13th April 2017
    Celebrating the launch of the Worcestershire Manorial Document Register

    We have recently completed a project funded by The National Archives to update and computerize the Manorial Documents Register for Worcestershire.  Come celebrate the launch of the database with us at The Hive on Saturday, 22 April, and learn more about these fascinating records and what they can tell us about Worcestershire’s past.  There will...