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  • 1st December 2021
World AIDS Day

After providing an introduction to the Archive Service for a student, we were asked to raise awareness of World Aids Day, https://www.worldaidsday.org/ We were also asked about records covering sexual health, in order to advocate its importance amongst fellow students, particularly those who are LGBTQ+.   This got us thinking, since many records we hold...

  • 27th November 2021
Introducing Our Archaeological Archivist

Our archaeologists have archives, as well as our Record Office side of the service. Kerry, our Archaeological Archivist, explains what she does, what archaeological archives and why they are so important.

  • 25th November 2021
Roman Mosaic Discovery

News broke today of an amazing Roman mosaic which was discovered last year in Leicestershire. We're really excited to say that two of our archaeologists were involved, helping advise and provide training on working on sites like this.

  • 16th November 2021
Morris and Co. in Worcestershire

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the establishment of Morris and Co. The firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co was established in 1861 by Morris, Rossetti and Burne-Jones, with fellow like-minded artisans and craftsmen to provide beautiful, hand-crafted products as a reaction to mass-production of the Victorian age. Their work was prolific and...

  • 16th November 2021
The Botanist of Madresfield

Anthony, one of our Archive team, has been looking into Isabella Ann Allen of Madresfield, a significant but little known 19th century botanist. It is fair to say that in the past few years I have become a passionate, if perhaps, a bit untidy, Gardener. It is due to my interest in the history of...

  • 2nd November 2021
Unearthing WW2 camp remains in Broadwell

Back to the Forest – Excavating a WWII site For the past 5 years we have been working in the Forest of Dean as part of the Foresters’ Forest Project. There are numerous strands to this Heritage Lottery funded landscape project, raising awareness and participation in the built, natural and cultural heritage that makes the...

  • 2nd November 2021
Redditch Tribunal Project: Education Resources

The Redditch Tribunal Project produced resources online to provide access to the archives and our research. Now we have also expanded the use of the archives and research to schools through our new school’s pack. We have created a downloadable pdf which includes KS2 and KS3 lesson plans and the images you need for the classes. Get in touch for a copy.