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  • 12th October 2017
Worcester Heritage in Minecraft

In May to July 2017 The Infirmary was awarded funding from Heritage Lottery Fund. They ran two programmes to engage young people with heritage from Worcestershire using Minecraft and LEGO, called Virtually Rebuilding Worcestershire’s Lost Buildings. One of the buildings they were looking at was Powick Asylum, and we helped the young people find out...

  • 10th October 2017
German military map of Worcestershire

One of our fascinating recent deposits here at Worcestershire Archive Service is a German map of the county, which was part of the “Sonderausgabe!” or “Special Editions” published between 1937 and 1940. These were copies of the Ordnance Survey half-inch maps, scaled up to 1:100.000 to put them in line with standard German maps issued...

  • 3rd October 2017
Harvests of the Past

  Early autumn is a time when many take stock and give thanks for the year’s harvest. In the globalised world of today though, where supermarkets stock globally grown fresh produce all year round, harvest time has become less noticeable and, seemingly, less important to our availability of food. In a world before refrigerators, farm...

  • 2nd October 2017
Find of the Month – September

Some finds, like the sword we found a few weeks ago, have an obvious significance and appeal. Most artefacts were everyday objects though, but even these have interesting stories to tell of the individuals who made and used them. September’s find of the month is one of these. This is the upper half of an...

  • 26th September 2017
Countryside Stewardship: Farming the Past, in the Present, for the Future

  Archaeology is not just about getting muddy and digging holes! Worcestershire’s archaeologists undertake a wide variety of tasks that help to conserve, through proactive management, the county’s historic environment. One way in which we do this is by supporting farmers and landowners who are looking to manage and conserve archaeological and historic features through...

  • 26th September 2017
Discover more about archaeological finds

Following on from our archaeology workshops over the past couple of years we have a new series led our Finds Archaeologists.   This short course will give you the opportunity to learn more about archaeological finds from local experts. Sessions will also include a chance to handle examples, so that you get first-hand experience of...