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    Posts from July 2014

    • 18th July 2014
    Treasures of Worcestershire’s Past: ~34~ Bayton Colliery

    This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Tom Rogers, Archaeological Project Manager. Here he explains more about Bayton Colliery and its history In the corner of a pasture field near the pretty village of Bayton, four low, concrete pillars stand, overgrown by hawthorn and used by cows for shelter. It would be easy to walk past without a glance or...

    • 7th July 2014
    Exciting events for Festival of British Archaeology

    July sees the annual Festival of British archaeology, and we are putting on two special events as part of this: Behind the Scenes Tour – Wed 16 July, 2:30-4:00pm We have another opportunity to take you behind the scenes to see places you don’t normally get to see here in The Hive and find out...

    • 7th July 2014
    Notice of upcoming strike action

    Due to strike action it will not be possible for customers to access original documents on Thursday, 10th July 2014.  However all other services at The Hive are open as usual, from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm, including  all archive self-service resources. If you were planning a visit on the 10th  and are not familiar...