Posts from October 2014

    • 22nd October 2014
    Worcestershire Archives celebrates Accreditation award at Houses of Parliament

    On 15th October we attended a celebratory event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the first 14 UK Archive Services to become accredited under the new Archive Service Accreditation scheme.  Worcestershire was one of the first 6 archive services to become accredited in November 2013, and one of the first 3 local authority archive...

    • 18th October 2014
    Upcoming Explore Maps workshop at The Hive

    ‘All good adventures begin with a map’, according to the saying. We have thousands of maps here in our collections, and this workshop will help you with using them for your adventures in research. Ordnance Survey, Tithe, Enclosure, New Domesday, Estate, Geological, GOAD and definitive maps are some of the types we’ll be looking at....

    • 17th October 2014
    New blog address and email updates

    Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed our shiny new address for this Blog – All old links should redirect to this new address so we hope the transition is smooth, but if anyone comes across any problems please let us know by popping a comment below. If you want to keep up-to-date with all of...

    • 17th October 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~46~ Seals

    This week’s Treasures have been chosen by Robin Whittaker – our former Archives Manager from our days as Worcestershire Record Office, based at the County Hall branch on Spetchley Road. Although he is now retired, Robin still frequents our Original Archive Area at The Hive, both as a volunteer and as a private researcher. Here, Robin tells...

    • 10th October 2014
    Worcestershire Archaeology Dayschool 2014

    Our popular annual Archaeology Dayschool will take place on Saturday 15th November. Once again there will be a full programme of talks from our staff and guest speaker, covering a range of archaeological topics. Many of these are current or recent projects so you can find out about some of the latest research. Topics covered...

    • 10th October 2014
    Treasures from Worcestershire’s Past: ~45~ The Projectionist

    This week’s Treasure has been chosen by Justin Hughes, Project Officer, who has been working alongside VAMOS Theatre:  WAAS has recently been working again with VAMOS Theatre. During the first week of the Hive’s opening, in July 2012, the Worcester-based mask theatre performed ‘Offal Tales’, the story of twins Elsie and Josie who lived in...