A showcase of the work we’re involved in

At Explore the Past, we have a great track record of working with partners and community groups to raise funding for exciting projects both in Worcestershire and further afield. You’ll find details of some of the projects we are currently working on below. Be sure to bookmark this page and check in regularly to see what we’ve been getting up to.

  • 14th March 2022
Small Pits, Big Ideas

A National Lottery Heritage Fund community archaeology project investigating six medieval Worcestershire settlements (2021 - 2023)

  • 8th April 2021
Redditch Military Tribunal Project

The Redditch Military Tribunal Project was developed as an additional project to compliment the work of the Worcestershire World War 100 project. This was the largest WWI Commemoration project outside London, and brought together a large groups of partners to deliver events across the county.     The new project, following on, was considered important...

  • 29th July 2020
Digital Archive: Mancetter-Hartshill Roman Pottery Kilns

A nationally important archaeological archive is now accessible online due to a 2018-2020 digitisation project by Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (WAAS). The Mancetter-Hartshill excavations investigated one of the largest known industrial complexes in Roman Britain, which was a major pottery production centre for mortaria and other pottery styles.

  • 1st July 2020
Adding a New Layer: 20th Century Heritage in Worcestershire

Throughout this two year project, Worcestershire’s Historic Environment Record worked to identify, record and better understand the significance of 20th century buildings and public places across the county. Many more await discovery and assessment! As with any other period, the heritage of the 20th-century, reflects wider social, cultural, economic, political and technological change. These changes...

  • 1st July 2020
Worcestershire’s Health Record Project

Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service have been awarded an eighteen month grant by the Wellcome Trust to conserve and catalogue a range of archival collections relating to hospitals, health professionals and associated organisations. The project will build on our previous Wellcome funded project cataloguing, digitising and conserving mental health records from Barnsley Hall and Powick...

  • 18th March 2019
Market Gardening Heritage

Market gardening shaped the Vale of Evesham's landscape and economy from the 19th to mid-20th century, but due to much of this heritage and knowledge being lost a project began in 2018 to record, share and celebrate this heritage before it's too late.