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Posts from September 2022


  • 30th September 2022
Local Slave Trade Links in Upton-upon-Severn

This October for Black History Month we thought we’d take a look at local slave trading connections, in Upton and Ripple. Research by University College London allows us to investigate those who were awarded compensation for the ownership of slaves in 1837 after the slave trade was abolished. In total, slave owners were paid £20 million for...

  • 22nd September 2022
South Asian History in Worcester: Virk’s Newsagents

Here on level 2 of The Hive we have a selection of books that customers can use any time and even some that can be borrowed.  One of our favourite books is The Arboretum Story: A social and Historical Record of the Arboretum Area of Central Worcester by Frederick Covins. Published in 1991, this contains...