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  • 30th November 2017
Frederick Dancox – Worcester’s Victoria Cross Winner

100 years ago (30 November 1917) Private Fred Dancox died in action, a month after performing the heroic action that won him the Victoria Cross and hours before he was due leave to England, to see his family and receive the medal. Those eagerly waiting to greet Dancox at the railway station were puzzled when...

  • 29th November 2017
Find of the Month – November

  What counts as a ‘find’? To archaeologists, this term usually means artefacts we’ve uncovered. But what about archaeological features (pits, ditches and so on) – are they finds too? Both features and artefacts are things found by archaeologists, so in that sense yes they are. November’s find of the month is a Roman well,...

  • 22nd November 2017
ArchI’ve Preserved – the Palfrey Collection

Our Conservator, Rhonda, has received fantastic support from a group of dedicated volunteers to help preserve our collections. Here, Rhonda tells us about one of their recent projects: With all those boxes of archives and the ever-growing list of items that need to be conserved, I am always thankful for my group of stunning volunteers...

  • 17th November 2017
Upstairs and Downstairs Exhibition now on at The Hive

Worcestershire Archive Service has just launched a new exhibition on Level Two at The Hive which explores the lives and expectations of those who were servants and those who were masters. It also looks at the interactions between the two groups whose lives were interconnected and dependent on each other.   The Ideal Servant In an...

  • 16th November 2017
Exploring Small Pits, Big Ideas – day 3

The Hive, Worcester is home to all recently excavated finds recovered by Worcestershire Archaeology, so it was here that Small Pits, Big Ideas headed for the third and final day. Splitting into two, half the group went down to our finds processing room whilst Jane, one of our finds specialists, helped the others identify and...