Posts from November 2019

  • 11th November 2019
The First Remembrance Day

As we prepare to mark Remembrance Day, 100 years after the first one, we thought we’d share this clip from an interview with Winifred Barber. In it she recalls the very first Remembrance Day, when she went into Birmingham to join many others in marking the day on 11th November 1919. The interview recently came...

  • 9th November 2019
The WWI Letters of Bert Clements – part 1

Over the last few year we have shared the letters of Gilbert Clements through readings by Naomi Taylor. This was part of Worcestershire World War One Hundred project. The readings were aimed at making these letters more accessible by making them sharable on social media and for people to be able to listen to them....

  • 7th November 2019
Archaeology 50: Malcolm Cooper

I joined Hereford and Worcester County Council to work for the talented archaeologist, Charles Mundy, on the Deansway urban excavations which were about to commence in central Worcester. I subsequently was to inherit a vibrant and successful service from Adrian Tindall. He, Simon Woodiwiss (the unit manager) and Hilary White (the SMR officer), made a...