Posts from April 2019

  • 24th April 2019
End of the Arthur Henry Whinfield Project

Over the past year we have shared with you the Arthur Henry Whinfield centenary project where we conserved, catalogued, digitised and then made available the 2,100 glass slides in the collection donated to the Worcester Diocesan Church House Trust by his widow, Laura Jane Curtler, in March 1918. The project was kindly funded by the...

  • 20th April 2019
The Charles Archive: Timber Framed Trails

Two timber-framed trails, inspired by the life and work of local architects F.W.B ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles have been created as part of the Historic England funded Charles Archive Project. Freddie and Mary’s pioneering architectural practice recorded and conserved many of the counties most iconic timber-framed buildings, including the Great Barn of Bredon and The...

  • 10th April 2019
Explore Archives – Wills

Our 2019 series of Exploring Archives workshops will begin with Wills on Wednesday 24th April. Wills are a fascinating but underused source in our collections, which can help with family, local or house history. They are also a great source of stories. One of our wills has the earliest mention of a fountain pen. Another...

  • 9th April 2019
The Friends are back online!

The Friends of Worcestershire Archives are pleased to announce that anyone interested in our activities and events can now find out more about us at After a few problems with our previous website, The Friends of Worcestershire Archives are delighted to announce that information about us is now back online!   You can find us...

  • 5th April 2019
Thousands of Photos Digitised for Express & Star

The Wolverhampton Express & Star newspaper recently announced the launch of its on-line archive of digitised images from its vast collection of photographs produced in a pioneering partnership between the Express & Star, the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Archives and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Amazingly, the original archive contains over 1,000,000 photographic prints,...