Studies in Worcestershire local history further essays and notes resulting from an evening class at St. Helen"s Record Office, Worcester...1984. by

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Country England County Worcestershire Study Area Droitwich Spa About the Study 'Droitwich', roughly meaning 'rights of salt', began life as Salinae in the Roman period and was an important centre for salt production - something which continued until the twentieth century.

It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is important enough to be featured. People are advised to book a session on our microfilm reader, if they wish to consult the newspapers or the and census.

The library has public computer terminals, which can be used to access the internet. 2 Evesham Library Local Studies Collection Evesham Library holds a collection of local history for Evesham and the Vale. Worcestershire (abbreviated 'Worcs') is a non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands of England.

Init merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire to form Hereford and Worcester. This was divided inre-establishing Worcestershire as a county. The Malvern Hills forms the east–west border between the two counties, with the exception of West Malvern.

Local History, with special reference to the Leicester School of Local History Chris Dyer. The precursors of academic local history can be found in the antiquarian accounts of the English counties and towns which began with Lambarde's Kent, Carew's Cornwall and Stow's London in the 16th century,() and Burton's Leicestershire and Dugdale's Warwickshire in the 17th.() They evolved from attempts.

The area now known as Worcestershire has had human presence since over half a million years ago. Interrupted by two ice ages, Worcestershire has had continuous settlement since roug years the Iron Age, the area was dominated by a series of hill forts, and the beginnings of industrial activity including pottery and salt mining can be found.

Image: The Carpet Manufactory of Messrs Brinton and Lewis, Kidderminster (c).R W Boodle, Worcestershire Scrap Book, vol. II (). Image from: Local Studies and History, Birmingham Central Library In the s the Kidderminster carpet industry was inextricably linked with steam power.

It developed a skyline of industrial chimneys as it developed into a factory town. The picturesque Worcestershire town of Evesham, famous for gardening and its long-lost abbey, has a fascinating military heritage.

It was the scene of the Battle of Evesham in where Simon de Montfort (the father of Parliament) suffered a violent death. The region now known as Gloucestershire was originally inhabited by Brythonic peoples (ancestors of the Welsh and other British Celtic peoples) in the Iron Age and Roman periods.

After the Romans left Britain in the early 5th century, the Brythons re-established control but the territorial divisions for the post-Roman period are uncertain.

Website: Dudley Libraries Archives and Local History Service. Dudley Archives and Local History Service collects, preserves and makes available archive and local studies material relating to the Dudley borough to help Studies in Worcestershire local history book community understand the past, live the present and shape the future.

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service Discovering Local History at The Hive Lots of people are fascinated by their local area and want to know more. We are a great place to Local Studies Library – thousands of books are held in our library, some dating back years.

Local History Resources at the History Centre and Record Office Class Notes: Information about services to help research local history. Availability: Hard copy available from Worcestershire County Record Office, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP. Tel: Electronic copy available.

URL. The fastest-growing Transport, Military, Local & General History publisher in the UK. Amberley Publishing provides a fresh approach to regional and general history. R W Boodle, Worcestershire Scrap Book, vol. II ().

Image from: Local Studies and History, Birmingham Central Library. In the s new industrial processes, Tapestry warp printing and Chenille Axminster weaving were introduced in Kidderminster. The carpet industry expanded and by the town had a population of 17, Local History, from Amberley Publishing - Worcestershire.

All genres. Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Bedfordshire. Leicestershire. Berkshire. Lincolnshire. Buckinghamshire. This book explores the rich culinary heritage of Worceste From £ Save £ We aim to stimulate interest in, record, study and, where appropriate, preserve items of local industrial history in Worcestershire.

We stage a series of talks through the winter and visits during the summer. Our newsletter is packed full of interesting news and articles and appears twice per year. We also produce "Occasional Papers" for longer.

Studies in Regional and Local History. This major series is under the general editorship of Professor Jane Whittle at the Department of History, University of Exeter.

It is designed to make high quality, specialist academic texts available to a wider audience at affordable prices. Books to explore. Local Studies. Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service boasts one of the most extensive collections of books relating to Worcestershire's history and archaeology.

It is now located at The Hive, which allows unprecedented access to this important resource in an open and welcoming environment. by Mick Wilks Paperback, pages, over black and white photographs, maps and drawings ISBN 1 87 2 £ This book chronicles the story of the Home Guard (initially the Local Defence Volunteers) in Worcestershire from its formation in May to its disbandment in Decemberas well as its re-creation in the s.

Contact Info. Address: 42 Elderfield Gardens Coventry Street Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 2BT United Kingdom; Email: [email protected] Phone: +44 (0) Here Teresa tells us more about how the book she has chosen inspired her to document her own piece of the history of Worcester: ‘Worcester in a Day’ by Michael Dowty can be found in our local studies reference library and is also available to loan from the local lending selection in The Hive.

The administrative boundaries of Worcestershire, England have been fluid for over years since the first major changes in There were many detached parts of Worcestershire in the surrounding counties, and conversely there were islands of other counties within Worcestershire.

The Counties (Detached Parts) Act began the process of eliminating these, but the process was not completed. British Association for Local History (no date c) ‘The Local Historian.’ Chichester: British Association for Local History. Brooks, A. and Pevsner, N. (a) The Buildings of England: Worcestershire.

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre houses a comprehensive Local Studies Collection consisting of o items dating from the 17 th century to the present day, the largest collection focusing on the county of Wiltshire in the world.

It has become a centre for local history research. Local history research. Discover your local town or search the history of your home, school or church. There are 7 main places to look: Hertfordshire Names Online – search for people and places; Online archive catalogue – see detailed descriptions of our collections.

Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology & Local History Society 05/03/ Worcestershire Local History Forum Contact: Cora Weaver Malvern Museum, Abbey Road, Malvern WR14 3ES. 18/03/ Bromsgrove Society Local History Group 05/03/ Bromyard & District Local History Society 26/02/ Chaddesley Corbett Local History Group 05/03/ Clent.

Pirton Local History Group was formed in specifically to research and record the history of Pirton in Hertfordshire. This site may be of interest to family historians, genealogists and local historians. for books concerned with local history in general, or on a national level: use the menu as shown on this page.

for anything on local interest in counties, cities, towns, villages: click on a county on the green map. You will then get a list of names and a new menu. These reminiscences form a part of the social history of Worcester and as such I felt it important to record this vanished way of life for future generations of nurses and other hospital staff.

The book is on sale at Waterstones and the T.I.C. for £10 but members of WIA&LHS may purchase it directly from me at a discount price of £8. From our bookshop. Getting started series by Simon Fowler In Local History Magazine commissioned a series of five articles from Simon Fowler, the well known local historian, archivist and now the editor of Family History together, Simon's articles provide the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of local history.

WLHF - Worcestershire Local History Forum. likes. Worcestershire Local History ForumFollowers: Local members of the Worcester community have sent messages of congratulations to the University. Mark Stansfeld, one of the country’s most experienced business leaders and Chair of the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership, said: “The University of Worcester has long been known for the excellent education it provides – particularly.

Archaeology & Heritage Studies and History BA (Hons) – NV UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on. Finally, we include in these notes some details on the type of sources that you could find at your local archive or local history studies centre/library.

Of course these may vary across the country. Creating your local study. Start by viewing each film clip: Clip 1: The school - Rebecca visits a Victorian school. 1, Cheshire, v. North East England, pt. 1, Durham and Northumberland, v. Sources for Scottish genealogy and family history.

Tallis, J. Original Parish Registers in Record Offices and Libraries. Matlock: "Local Population Studies" [for] the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, p. To celebrate World Book Day we thought that we would ask a few of our staff for their recommendations from our local studies collections.

Carol suggests ‘Heads and Tales – A History of Badsey Schools’. This book is a well researched and well written local history book. She feels that it is a good model.

And, as well as benefiting from the latest thinking, you can learn through a work placement - perhaps in archives, museums, local community groups, schools, or a National Trust property.

So you understand the relevance of history to our culture and working life. Throughout your studies, you'll learn in. Camden History Society Publications. Camden’s local history society aims to research and describe the history of institutions, houses, people and social movements within what is now the London Borough of Camden, which includes the old boroughs of Hampstead, St Pancras and Holborn and the districts of Highgate, Kentish Town and Camden Town.

Worcestershire Births, Marriages and Deaths Indexes Online. Local BMD Indexes, Family History, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Monumental Inscriptions, Civil Registration, GRO Indexes, BMD, BDM, UK to censuses. Who Do You Think You Are.

Explore the Past is home to the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and anything history related. Under our care thousands of archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes are recorded and 12 miles of original archives are collected and preserved.

Developed to support current specialisms in research and curriculum studies within the University of Worcester, the Research Collections include an exceptional range of historical children’s literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, a significant local business archive, a range of materials relating to children’s theatre, and a major sporting archive.

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories. Published London: Sphere, Available in Book, Audio and eBook format. When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled.

British History Online (BHO) is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a special focus on the period to From 30 March, all transcribed content on BHO is now freely available to .Worcestershire.

Published inPigot's Directory describes Worcestershire thus: "The soil, though various, is generally rich and fertile; producing grain and fruit in .

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