Posts from January 2014

    • 14th January 2014
    Changes to use of lockers in the Original Archive Area

    We have experienced some problems with a limited number of lockers being available for use by visitors to the Archives as locker keys have been going missing. In order to ensure the facility continues to be made available for Archive users, starting from Monday 20th January the following changes will be made to our procedures:...

    • 13th January 2014
    Wyre Forest Stream-walking survey: an update on progress

    There is an update of progress available on the Wyre Forest Stream-walking blog, which is available here. This update looks at the Ram pumps and boundary stones at the Lem and Tanner’s Brook. Ram pump on the Lem Brook Don’t forget you can catch up with our previous posts on this here and here.

    • 10th January 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~7~ Vesta Tilley scrapbooks

    This week’s Treasure is a series of scrapbooks compiled by Vesta Tilley, which are brought to us by Adrian Gregson, Archival Policy and Collections Manager: The Music Hall star, Vesta Tilley, was born Matilda Alice Powles in Worcester in 1864. She went on to be a hugely successful star of the music and variety halls at the end of...

    • 9th January 2014
    Important update: Change to our Historic Environment Record opening hours

    Following the announcement of savings to be made by the County Council, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is currently reviewing its opening hours. The new opening hours for our Historic Environment Record have now been confirmed and are as follows: Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 16:00 Saturday: 10:30 – 13:30 (Please note the HER is open...

    • 3rd January 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~6~ A map by John Ogilby

    Maps and plans are a great source for a study of a local area, house history and how people lived in the past. Worcestershire Archive Service hold Ordanace Survey maps, Tithe and Enclosure plans, Estate Maps, Public Health Maps which can all be used for comparing the lives of rich and poor, landowners and tenants....