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Posts from May 2021


  • 30th May 2021
Family History Webinars

We've new online Family History workshops coming in June and July. Get help in starting or restarting family history, with tips from many years experience of helping people in the searchroom and answering question.

  • 27th May 2021
Worcester Life Stories

Worcester Life Stories is a collaborative project bringing local people together through shared stories of the City of Worcester. We supported the project by digitising photographs from film they had in their collections. Sheena Payne-Lunn, Historic Environment Record Officer for Worcester City Council, explains about the project and shares some of the lovely images we digitised.

  • 25th May 2021
Archaeology Quest – Half Term Activity

Over half term we are going around Worcestershire with a family Archaeology Quest. Come and have a go at being an archaeologist and see what you can discover! We’ve got several challenges for you have a go at – see what you can identify and work out from the clues. And bring your questions for...

  • 13th May 2021
Titanic: Henry John Spinner – Third-class

Mr. Henry John Spinner (also known as Harry) from Worcester, was a glover travelling in third class on the Titanic to Gloversville, near New York in America, probably to work there. Aged 32, he had been born in 1880 in the Arboretum, Worcester where he had lived with his family before later moving with his...

  • 12th May 2021
Nurse Stocks – International Nurses Day

For International Nurses Day we are looking in brief at the life of a local nurse Laura Stocks (1877-1973) who worked at the Hartlebury VAD Hospital during World War 1. She compiled scrapbooks of photographs, sketches, cartoons and messages of appreciation from the patients at Hartlebury Castle, which are now in the archives in The Hive, and provide an amazing insight into life there. 

  • 8th May 2021
Redditch Tribunal Project: Online Exhibition

We are now pleased to launch our online exhibition of material collected during the Redditch Tribunal project including records from our collections such as the Redditch Military Service Tribunal registers and correspondence as well as census records, local newspapers, and military records.

  • 6th May 2021
Titanic – Samuel Ernest Hemmings – Crew member

Samuel Ernest Hemming, originally from Bromsgrove, was a member of the crew, working as a lamptrimmer on the Titanic. Samuel was one of the first people to realise the ship was sinking after it hit the iceberg. He was rescued on a lifeboat and spoke in the American investigation before returning home to his family...

  • 6th May 2021
Find Of The Month – May 2021 – A fabulous fabricator

A flint tool As you may have seen in our blog post for Find Of The Month – April 2021, fragile finds from the Neolithic/Early Bronze Age include tools formed from flint.  This is about a flint known as a “fabricator”. What we found From one of the quarry sites we are working on, our...

  • 5th May 2021
Adding a New Layer: 20th Century Heritage in Worcestershire – Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Churches, chapels and other places of worship have been central to the lives of communities from the medieval period. Over the course of the last century, however, growing secularism and religious diversity has radically changed the religious landscape. Over the past two years Worcestershire’s Historic Environment Record has been working to identify, record and better understand the...