Drop in to The Hive for a 'Holding History' event

tooth Published Wednesday, 10th August 2016

Come along to The Hive this August and experience history first hand.

On Monday 15 August, from 11am-2pm, people 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.

There are over 12 miles of archives on the shelves but people only usually encounter items they've ordered, so staff have organised a selection of items to bring out:

· Discover the stories in the archives.

· Examine a Great Seal and find important clues about how a monarch wished to be seen by her subjects.

· Handle pottery and other finds from the Lich Street dig.

· Find out if your street existed in Worcester in 1886.

· A set of teeth! Find out the intriguing reason they can be found in the archives.

· Have a go at cleaning old documents under supervision from our conservator.

People use what we have in many ways, and people can be inspired when coming face to face with the real thing. There will also be activities for children. The event is free, so just drop in on the day.

Angie Downton, Senior Archive Assistant, said: "We have a wealth of fascinating items, and there is nothing quite like holding history in your hands, it captures your imagination. This is a great opportunity for people to come and experience what we have to offer."

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352