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    Posts from March 2017


    • 24th March 2017
    Accredited Archive

    We are pleased to announce that, following a recent assessment, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has retained its Accredited Archive status! Archive Accreditation, which recognises good practice in all areas of archive service delivery, was introduced in 2013.  We were pioneers of the scheme, taking part in the pilot and then becoming one of the...

    • 23rd March 2017
    The 1947 Floods

    Floods on Hylton Road with the power Station in the background It is 70 years since the 1947 floods, which were some of the worst experienced in Worcestershire and the UK. Floods are a regular natural phenomenon to this area and most people can recall particularly high ones, most recently 2007 and 2014. The 1947...

    • 8th March 2017
    Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire

    Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service (WAAS), in partnership with Museums Worcestershire, has been successful in its bid for £74,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to bring the Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire back to life.  Over the next 18 months staff at WAAS and the Museum will be delivering events and exhibitions celebrating over half...

    • 2nd March 2017
    New entries added to our Quarter Sessions index online!

    Regular visitors to the Indexes and Guides section of the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service website may have noticed that the index to our Quarter Sessions papers has grown since Christmas, with the addition of an index to the 1854 papers.  This is an increase of over 2,000 entries, now searchable online. This is entirely...