Posts from May 2022
- 19th May 2022
Our archivists have recently completed the cataloguing of a large collection originally belonging to Henry Usborne, MP for Birmingham and activist for world peace. His records are fascinating for anyone interested in British post-war politics, international governments, or responses to the threat of Nuclear Armageddon. Henry Charles Usborne [1909-1996] was a Birmingham MP, politician, lobbyist,...
- 18th May 2022
Here in the archives we have 12 miles of shelves of archives covering 900 years. When we opened in the Shire Hall in 1947 deposit number 1 was Worcestershire Quarter Sessions (a combination of a local court and forerunner to the County Council, having a role overseeing roads and bridges). We’ve recently received deposit number...
- 11th May 2022
Adrian Gregson, our current County Archivist, shares his memories as part of our #Archives75 series
- 5th May 2022
As part of the Unlocking The Severn project we helped volunteers investigate different aspects of the River's history through the archives
- 4th May 2022
As we continue our look back of 75 years of Worcestershire Record Office, we arrived in The Hive with Victoria Bryant’s blog last week. With the creation of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service the roles of County Archivist were shared between Victoria as head of service, with Dr Lisa Snook and Dr Adrian Gregson leading...