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    Posts from July 2013

    • 30th July 2013
    Worcestershire On Film

    Our series of archive film screenings, run in conjunction with the Media Archive for Central England, have always been popular. Over 3,500 people have come to events across the county over the past few years, and the annual screening at The Swan Theatre, Worcester, usually sells out. There’s often a buzz as people reminisce about...

    • 24th July 2013
    Mapping small wetlands in Worcestershire

    Worcestershire is probably not an area that you would associate with important wetland archaeology. The Sweet Track, a Neolithic timber trackway preserved in a Somerset bog, or the Bronze Age settlement of Flag Fen found in the Cambridgeshire fens are more likely to strike a chord. These sites are both found in areas of extensive...

    • 18th July 2013
    Book on to our Behind the Scenes tour – Monday 29th July

    Have you ever wanted to Read a letter sent from the Titanic…     See William Shakespeare’s Marriage Bond… Watch our Conservator at work… Handle archaeological finds including Roman pottery?   Join us on a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service on Monday 29th July at 2pm £4 per person, tours last approx...

    • 16th July 2013
    The Hanleys’ Community Archaeology Dig

    The Hanleys’ Community Archaeology Dig was undertaken over a three week period in late September/October 2012. Up to 20 volunteers a day joined the training dig run by Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service for the Hanleys’ Village Society on a Site located to the east of Hanley Castle towards the River Severn. Five trenches, amounting...

    • 12th July 2013
    Walkpast Worcester – Saturday 3rd August

    Our next walk in our popular Walkpast series takes place on Saturday 3rd August at 2pm and it will follow the Worcester city boundary as described in a 1497 document found in the Worcester City Collection. The perambulation, describing the boundary route, was used by city officials to make inspections to ensure that everything was ok and...

    • 10th July 2013
    One year on – tell us your Hive highlights

    Thursday 11th June is the one year anniversary of the official opening of The Hive and to mark the occasion we will be celebrating our successes so far. Come along on the day when we will be giving out balloons and stickers and gathering people’s memories of the past year. On 11th June 2012 we...