Posts from July 2019

  • 30th July 2019
An army marches on its stomach

Behind the scenes of the First World War, the Vale of Evesham’s market gardeners toiled away to help feed the nation and British army. Food production was vital to the war effort, but did you know that the First World War was also influential in the rise of market gardening? Feeding into the research currently...

  • 25th July 2019
Charles Archive: Droitwich Walking Trail in Print

The Droitwich timber-framed building trail is now available as a printed leaflet to pick up from around the town. Over the past couple of years we’ve shared about the Charles Archive, the incredible collection of maps, plans, photos and notes by timber-frame architects F.W. ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. The did a lot of work over...

  • 19th July 2019
Peace Day – 19 July 1919

19th July is the 100th anniversary of Peace Day, which was declared a bank holiday in Britain by a committee chaired by then Foreign Secretary, Lord Curzon. Although 11 November 1918 saw the end of fighting, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June (which is why many war memorials have 1914-19 on them). A...

  • 15th July 2019
St Swithun’s Church, Worcester

It is St Swithun’s day today. Most people associate today with the legend that whatever the weather is on 15th July it will remain the same for 40 days, based on the legend of what happened when St Swithun’s bones were moved inside Winchester Cathedral. In Worcester we have a church named after St Swithun,...

  • 2nd July 2019
Launch of Archaeology Resource for Schools

Today (2 July) our archaeology education pack for the Foresters’ Forest HLF project is being launched at Five Acres. The Foresters’ Forest project is managed by Forestry England and is looking at the history and heritage of the Forest of Dean through 37 projects. We have been commissioned to run the archaeology and heritage strand...