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Archive

Posts from September 2018


  • 28th September 2018
Explore House History

Have you ever wanted to discover the history of your house or of another building?  We are running another of our popular workshops on Saturday 13th October 10am-1pm to show you how to get started and what is available.   Many people want to look into the history of the house where they live, wondering...

  • 27th September 2018
Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2018

We are pleased to announce that our annual Archaeology Day will be on Saturday 17th November. We have an exciting programme of talks lined up from our staff about excavations and projects we’ve been running, and also by guests from other archaeological units and research groups who’ll share about their own work and discoveries in...

  • 25th September 2018
The Charles Archive: A Worcester City Walking Trail

This is the thirteenth in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber-frame building specialists F.W.B ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection. The issue of accessibility forms a key part of today’s blog. Given...

  • 19th September 2018
The Charles Archive: Old Buildings in a New Town

This is the twelfth in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber-frame building specialists F.W.B ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection.   This blog explores a survey, undertaken by Freddie Charles, as part...

  • 14th September 2018
Find of the Month – August 2018

  One of the many things our archaeologists found in August is this beautiful piece of bluegreen tinted glass. The tiny bubbles in the glass tell us that it’s old: Roman, to be precise. Roman glass was high quality and survives impressively well in the ground – so much so that it’s hard to believe...

  • 7th September 2018
The Charles Archive: A Pioneering Approach to Understanding Timber Buildings

This is the eleventh in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber frame building specialists FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection.   The work and ideas of Freddie Charles can go a...