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  • 24th May 2018
Archival Photography at The Hive

In 1990, the Worcestershire Record Office began offering an in-house microfilming service to those individuals and organisations wishing to have surrogates of archive materials in filmic form. Not only did this improve the accessibility of those archives, it also helped to preserve the original material. As the decade moved on and the photographic world became...

  • 16th May 2018
Round Two of Small Pits, Big Ideas

Another four test pits were recently excavated in the small Worcestershire village of White Ladies Aston, as part of the HLF funded Small Pits, Big Ideas project we’re running on behalf of Worcestershire Archaeological Society. So, what did we find this time? As with those dug last autumn, all test pits were excavated by Looked...

  • 13th May 2018
What’s cooking in Roman Worcester?

  Roman street food? Perhaps. We’ve been experimenting with a reconstruction of an unusual oven found during The Hive excavation to see how and what the people of Worcester ate in Roman times. Before The Hive was built, an extensive excavation took place. fragments from a number of unusual prefabricated Roman ovens were found, one...

  • 11th May 2018
Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Events We have a range of events coming up, including as part of the Lost Landscapes project, many of which have been arranged since our events leaflet came out in January. WWI Talk Thu 17 May 6-8pm Dr Adrian Gregson, our Collections Manager, will talk about his new book about a territorial battalion during...

  • 10th May 2018
Public Projections around The Hive – the ‘missing’ art project

  Re-using some of the actual images created and used by Whinfield, for public display around The Hive, is one of the ways we are making the collection more visible, emanating out from the building that holds the originals in a dark basement. Presenting them again in projected form, in two windows at The Hive...

  • 3rd May 2018
Find of the Month – April

  Bone ice skates? Yes, these really were a thing in medieval times. During a small monitoring project undertaken last month in a Worcestershire village, a worked bone turned up in a medieval pit. It looks suspiciously like an ice skate. Or at least one in progress. Helpfully for us, a selection of 12th to...