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    Posts from August 2016


    • 26th August 2016
    ‘A Month in the Archives’ – an account of a work experience placement

    Recently we have put up two great posts (here and here) that were written and researched by Chris Rouse, a work experience student who joined us for a hundred-hour placement this summer. Before he departed, Chris also wrote us an account of his time here, which gives an insight into the wide variety of work an archive service...

    • 24th August 2016
    Crime, punishment and mystery in Edwardian Worcestershire: Part 2

    Here is the second instalment of a piece researched by our recent work experience placement, Chris Rouse. You can find the first post here.  In an earlier piece, I wrote about research I’d been doing into the habitual offenders of Edwardian Worcestershire. Most cases seemed simple: a crime was committed and the perpetrator was easily...

    • 20th August 2016
    Crime, punishment and mystery in Edwardian Worcestershire: Part 1

    This summer Worcestershire Archive Service was lucky enough to host the talented and enthusiastic Chris Rouse on one of the hundred-hour work experience placements we offer. During his time with us he had the opportunity get involved with a wide variety of the sort of jobs one might encounter in the archive profession, including some...

    • 18th August 2016
    A mammoth discovery

    Just before Easter, our archaeologists were called out to investigate the discovery of a mammoth tusk at Tarmac’s Clifton Quarry, just south of Worcester. The tusk was spotted by a sharp-eyed excavator driver at the site: realising the importance of what he had uncovered, he reported it to the quarry management. Tarmac immediately suspended operations...

    • 10th August 2016
    Holding History – Monday 15 August

    Come along to The Hive this August and experience history first hand with us. On Monday 15 August from 11am-2pm, you will have the opportunity to hold items from the archives collections. History is not just about reading documents, these are real items with fascinating stories, and holding these helps connect people to the past....

    • 2nd August 2016
    Lending An Ear

    Lending an Ear is an Arts Council audio arts project looking at using sound in art in Worcestershire Libraries, inspired by the unique locality each library is in. It was been a really exciting project, and fascinating to see how each artist approached the task, and the different groups of library users who took part,...

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