As we have been working on the Medieval Abberley project, people have been tweeting and filming our progress. We have gathered together as many of these messages as we can in this Storify document. We hope you enjoy browsing through a quick history of the project!
As an archivist, I know that researching local history can be a grubby task – dust on the documents, spiders’ webs in the storage cupboards, the occasional mouse or dead pigeon. Believe me, I’ve seen some dirty historical evidence in my time, but excavating a large hole in the hilltop clay during the Medieval Abberley Castle dig was a definite …
Just in case you were wondering why we chose to dig up on the ridge above the church, here’s Rob Hedge, from Worcestershire Archives & Archaeology Service, to explain his reasoning… If it hadn’t been for those pesky badgers…!
All of the items in the timeline films came from one location in Abberley. Here the finder talks about how she found them. These items were brought into our Ask the Expert event in March 2015.
Judy Stevenson, archaeologist, describes how glass can degrade and change over time. These items were brought in to our Ask the Expert event in March 2015.