The Original Archives & Historic Environment Record desks are closed until further notice due to the current public health situation. The Hive and our Self Service area are currently open but may close at short notice. Please check before travelling.

Opening hours are being reviewed on a daily basis, in light of staff shortages and government announcements and we will post updates through our media channels.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes and appreciate your understanding at this time.


    Posts from May 2015

    • 27th May 2015
    Remembering the Dunkirk Evacuations

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk.  The operation, codenamed ‘Operation Dynamo’ which took place between 27 May and 4 June 1940, is one of the most celebrated military events in British history.  The German and Allied armies had faced each other across the Franco German border for...

    • 8th May 2015
    Remembering VE Day

    VE Day party held in the paddock at the rear of Landsdowne, Port Street, Evesham, 1945.  Photograph from Worcestershire Photographic Survey courtesy of Mr Perkins of Evesham. The end of World War II in Europe had been on the cards from the beginning of 1945 following a series of surrenders by the German Army.  So...

    • 5th May 2015
    A hidden treat found in the Palfrey Library

    One of the volumes held in the Palfrey Library has been found to have a charming painting hidden on its fore-edge. The volume, entitled ‘An Address to Persons of Quality and Estate’ by Robert Nelson, dated 1715, includes a fore-edge painting showing a view of Worcester cathedral from the river. The painting is revealed by...