The Hive to host 'World War One in the Archives' workshop

Published Monday, 19th October 2015

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are to deliver a 'World War One in the Archives' workshop to help people use Archive sources to research their family or local history.

With considerable media attention surrounding the Centenary of the First World War, there is a growing interest in researching this period of History. The workshop will cover resources from 1914-1918 held in the Archives, and will explain how to use these to find out more about Worcestershire, the battlefront and those who served and fought in the First World War.

The workshop will be held on Friday 6 November, 10am-12.30pm, at the Hive's Explore the Past floor, level 2.

Paul Hudson, Learning & Outreach Manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "With the arrival of the WWI centenary we have had an increase in people asking about how to find out about their relatives who fought in the war, or wanting to know what we have in the archives to help them with a community project to look at their area during the war. This workshop will help highlight what we have which could help them."

The workshop costs £8 per person. Places are limited and must be booked through www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html.

For more information, email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 766352.