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  • 28th July 2022
Market Gardening Heritage – Project Complete!

The Market Gardening Heritage Project has now officially ended, and we wanted to take a look back as well as saying a few thank yous. Many of you will have followed the progress either in person or through our social media over the past years. The project began as one strand of a larger project...

  • 20th July 2022
Worcestershire Exhibition of Art and Industry

140 years ago The Worcestershire Exhibition took place at Shrub Hill, Worcester. Running from 15th July to 15th October 1882, The Worcester Exhibition in the empty Worcester Engine Works shed at Shrub Hill exhibited items loaned by people and businesses from throughout Worcestershire. On opening day bells were rung, flags were flown, and the streets were decorated...

  • 13th July 2022
Archives 75 – St Helen’s

As part of our #Archives75 series we look at St Helen's during it's time as our home, as well as looking back at the history of possibly the oldest church in the city.

  • 6th July 2022
Bishop’s Transcripts Go Live!

Since Friday 1st July our collection of Bishop’s Transcripts (BTs) have been online and searchable on the Ancestry Website. You can now search the 2.8 million names for baptism, marriages and burials. These records, which are duplicate copies of the parish registers, are kept here within the strongrooms of The Hive. The way that they...

  • 24th June 2022
Worcestershire Heritage Day – Sat 16 July

We are pleased to be hosting a Worcestershire Heritage Day on Saturday 16th July, as part of The Hive at Ten events marking 10 years since The Hive opened. To celebrate this milestone, local heritage venues and organisations will be joining us between 10am and 4pm with displays and activities. There’ll be lots to see...

  • 22nd June 2022
Happy Windrush Day 2022

Happy Windrush Day 2022!   This is the fifth national celebration and marks 74 years since the SS Empire Windrush carried the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help re-build Britain after WWII. Ancestors From Overseas Worcestershire Archive has two books of relevance in our reference library. These provide some useful background information and pointers...

  • 16th June 2022
Market Garden Heritage App

A new app has been launched on the Google Play and Apple Stores about market garden heritage in the Vale of Evesham. It is part of the culmination of the Market Gardening Heritage Project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. The app brings together research and oral...

  • 10th June 2022
Nine Months as a Trainee Archivist

This week marks the last of my archivist traineeship with Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service. For the last nine months, the archive team have taken me on as a Trainee Archivist – training me up in all the key aspects of what makes an archive function, and allowed me to discover why archives function, the...

  • 9th June 2022
Our stones, our stories

We are running an after-school Heritage Club with the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project so youngsters from the academy and other schools, can look into the people commemorated and their part in building Birmingham