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  • 19th July 2018
Broadway walk leaflet launched

  Take an archaeological walk around Broadway! Our walk leaflet, commissioned by Cllr Liz Eyre, is now freely available to pick up from Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, tourist information, Broadway Tower and a host of other venue in and around Broadway. The circular walk begins from the Museum & Art Gallery on the High...

  • 17th July 2018
The Cold War

Last week Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service hosted Jack Booth, a student placement from Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Leeds. Jack, who is hoping to study Modern History at University, spent a week with the Service and as part of his experience wrote this fantastic blog exploring the changing character of Cold War infrastructure...

  • 11th July 2018
Behind the Scenes Tour

Want to look behind the scenes of the Archive & Archaeology Service and see some of the highlights of our collections? We’re running one of our popular tours on Monday afternoon. Everyone is intrigued to see places they don’t usually get to see beyond the ‘staff only’ doors, and we will take you beyond those,...

  • 9th July 2018
The Plough Inn – The one that got away

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber-frame building specialists FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection. In this piece we will be looking at a building that no...

  • 3rd July 2018
Find of the Month – June 2018

  What to pick this month? June began by finding a mammoth tusk, which is now on display at Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery (as it turned up just in time for our Ice Age exhibition). We also found a mysterious decorated ceramic object in Worcester, but this remains a mystery that no one’s...

  • 2nd July 2018
County Farms & Smallholdings

  The 20th century was a period of rapid industrial, economic, social, cultural and technological change. These changes, often driven and most certainly overshadowed by war, transformed the English landscape, adding another layer of complexity to England’s long history of re-invention. Many people, through the experiences of their parents and grandparents, feel a deep connection...

  • 28th June 2018
From Glass to Pixels

This may be difficult for some to believe but there was a time when it wasn’t possible to take a photograph with a telephone. In the pre-digital, pre-film age of photography there were no postcard-sized sleek and shiny smartphones to point-and-shoot, instantly producing an image of that perfect sunset with the ‘click’ of an artificial...

  • 25th June 2018
An Animal Attraction at Abbey Park, Redditch

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts celebrating the life and work of timber-frame building specialists F.W.B ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles. Funded by Historic England, the ‘Charles Archive’ project aims to digitise and make more accessible the Charles Archive collection. In this piece we look at a rather unexpected report found in...

  • 22nd June 2018
Elgar Archives – Q & A

We’ve received a lot of support for the Elgar archives coming to The Hive and remaining in Worcestershire, and we are very grateful to everyone who has sent letters of support, signed the petition and helped in other ways. A few questions have been asked, and we thought it may be helpful to share some...

  • 20th June 2018
Vesta Tilley Trail

Worcester music hall star Vesta Tilley is the subject of the latest trail leaflet from Worcestershire World War 100. You can follow the trail to visit places in the city which have connections to Vesta’s childhood and professional life. This joins the existing Woodbine Willie Trail which has been very popular. Vesta Tilley was born...