Posts from April 2022

  • 29th April 2022
Willing Worcestershire Completed

Our Conservator Rhonda has just completed the colossal task of repairing and preserving 15 boxes of Worcestershire wills which until now had been sorely lacking the attention they needed. This project was part of a grant from the National Conservation of Manuscripts Trust (NCMT). These wills are from a collection consisting of over 1050 boxes....

  • 22nd April 2022
Unlocking the Archaeology of the Severn

  From the 8th April until 11th June an exhibition celebrating the Unlocking the Severn Project will be on show in The Hive.  It is the culmination of a five-year project run by the Canal and Rivers Trust in partnership with Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England. Funding is being provided by...

  • 21st April 2022
Welcome to the Darkroom

Introducing the new Senior Archival Photographer for WAAS here at The Hive, Steven Wood-Matthews. Hello, my name is Steven Wood-Matthews, and I am the new Senior Archival Photographer here at The Hive. It is my job to digitise items from our collection for our service users and for external clients be that locally, nationally, or...

  • 20th April 2022
Archives 75 – Debbie Birch, Records Information Services Manager 2004-2007

Debbie Birch followed as the third County Archivist, although now named Record and Information Services Manager. In the next in our Archives 75 series she shares her memories of her times here. During this period plans advanced to be part of the Library and History Centre project, which culminated in the move to The Hive....

  • 13th April 2022
Archives 75 – Tony Wherry, Second County Archivist

Tony Wherry stepped into the big shoes of Harry Sargeant to become the second County Archivist in 1976. Whilst he was in charge the new building at County Hall was opened, and St Helen’s branch closed, with Worcestershire History Centre opening. 2022 sees the 75th anniversary of the creation of Worcestershire Record Office, which merged with...

  • 2nd April 2022
World Autism Acceptance Week – Louisa’s story

‘I lived all my life with a difference inside me, this Autism that makes me who I am, special in every way’ – Louisa This World Autism Acceptance Week, we hear from one of our former researchers and volunteers, Louisa Summer. Louisa began researching her family history at the former History Centre in Worcester, and...