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    Posts from January 2014

    • 31st January 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~10~ 55 Bridge St, Evesham

    This week ‘s Treasure is a series of deeds and other papers relating to 55 Bridge St, Evesham, which are brought to us by Gillian Roberts, Archivist: When I first cast my eye over the entry for Accession 13610 ‘Zurich Financial Services deeds and other papers relating to Evesham’ I didn’t expect to get drawn into the...

    • 24th January 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~9~ A Roman oven or smoker

    This week’s Treasure is a Roman oven or smoker, chosen by Jane Evans, Senior Finds Archaeologist  My ‘treasure’ is a group of finds. They are not shiny or precious but capture what makes archaeology interesting for me. Over the years, excavations of Roman sites have uncovered distinctive fragments of fired clay that we have struggled to interpret....

    • 22nd January 2014
    Finding out about life in Roman times

    In December two classes came to The Hive to discover more about the Romans. When we think of the Romans we may think of the Roman army, the Coliseum in Rome, or Hadrian’s Wall, but there are local examples too as The Hive is built on a site occupied in Roman times. So since Somers...

    • 21st January 2014
    Changes to Archive and Archaeology Service opening hours

    Following the announcement of savings to be made by the County Council, we have reviewed the opening hours for Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.   These hours have now been confirmed, and the opening hours are given below.  Please note that these do not affect access to microfilm resources, catalogues and indexes, the Local Studies and...