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  • 13th April 2022
Archives 75 – Tony Wherry, Second County Archivist

Tony Wherry stepped into the big shoes of Harry Sargeant to become the second County Archivist in 1976. Whilst he was in charge the new building at County Hall was opened, and St Helen’s branch closed, with Worcestershire History Centre opening. 2022 sees the 75th anniversary of the creation of Worcestershire Record Office, which merged with...

  • 2nd April 2022
World Autism Acceptance Week – Louisa’s story

‘I lived all my life with a difference inside me, this Autism that makes me who I am, special in every way’ – Louisa This World Autism Acceptance Week, we hear from one of our former researchers and volunteers, Louisa Summer. Louisa began researching her family history at the former History Centre in Worcester, and...

  • 30th March 2022
‘Tom’ the Burlingham Bird

This blog explores the story and conservation of a mummified Bird found in our Archive and the much larger story about the exploitation of birds and people in the 19th century. Tom, our Trainee Archivist, had originally believed himself to have found a pair of leather gloves poking out from the top of a file,...

  • 26th March 2022
Childhood Tales – Family Stories

Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club have been working on a project, Childhood Tales, as part of the From Ordinary to Extraordinary project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. We have been supporting them with this project and are sharing some of what their members found. This blog looks at what one member found out about the childhood of his...

  • 22nd March 2022
Do You Have a Confession to Make?

As we move gingerly towards the spring we thought it would be interesting to look at this lovely little ‘confessions’ book in our collections (BA8229/10(vi)) to celebrate some of the things that make us happy. This book highlights some of the participants’ favourite things, such as favourite food and drink, place to live, heroes in...

  • 17th March 2022
Childhood Tales – World War II

WWII memories is the focus of the next in the Childhood tales series. Some members of Worcs Young Archaeologists Club spoke to family or neighbours about their memories of being a child during the war.

  • 16th March 2022
Childhood Tales – Toys and Games

Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club have been working on a project, Childhood Tales, as part of the From Ordinary to Extraordinary project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. We have been supporting them with this project and are sharing some of what their members found. This blog looks at what members found out about Toys and Games....

  • 16th March 2022
Berrow’s Worcester Journal

Berrow’s Worcester Journal is arguably the longest running continually published newspaper today, and many people come here to view old copies of the newspaper for all sorts of reasons. You can access copies on microfilm here going back to 1712, and we have bound volumes of the newspaper from 1712 through to the mid 19th...

  • 15th March 2022
Childhood Tales – A Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club Project

Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club has been running for 18 years, providing archaeological and historical activities for 8-16 years old. It is supported by Worcestershire Archive and Archeology Service, and we encourage it and members have staff have been leaders or have helped run specific events. Over the next few days we are sharing about a...