News

Can you help us solve a mystery?

  • 31st May 2019

We have recently received an interesting deposit and would love to find out more about the owner and whether any of his family are still in the area.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson and Adrian Gregson, Archival Collections Manager, with the book

 

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service have recently received a 1941 Italian copy of Pinocchio from the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi  that originally belonged to  Doctor Arthur Geoffrey Veasey Aldridge. Known as Geoffrey, he was born in 1909 and after serving as a RAMC Captain in World War Two, he lived in Worcester and continued his medical career in various hospitals in Worcestershire, specialising in paediatrics. Dr. Aldridge regularly attended Worcester Cathedral and died in 1974. He married Priscilla Margaret (Jane) Peile in 1939 and had two sons, Nicholas and Mark.

The Royal College of Physicians website tells us that he was a keen sportsman and ornithologist and loved music, playing wind instruments including the saxophone and bassoon.

Are you related to Dr Aldridge or do you have any memories of him or his family? If so we would love for you to get in touch with us.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related news


  • 29th November 2019
Image Gallery – Black Friday Sale

Within our collections we have many wonderful images. Some of these we share on social media and, unsurprisingly, they are a big hit with lots of re-shares, likes and comments. Other images you may have found yourself  when you used our collections at The Hive . On our Website we now have an image gallery....

  • 1st June 2019
Volunteer Week – Conservation

Volunteers contributed 3281 hours (444 days!) last year across the service and provide fantastic help in many different ways. Some have been volunteering with us longer than we can remember and we appreciate them so much. In most cases they are doing ‘value added’ work which we would not be able to do otherwise as part...

  • 15th May 2019
Adopt a Document

There’s a way where you can both support our work and provide a gift to yourself or a friend at the same time. Our Adopt a Document scheme allows you to select and adopt a document, whilst helping with important conservation work. Keith Parsons’ son in law adopted a document on his behalf. Keith is...