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Scenes from the castle dig

Scenes from the castle dig

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 … Continue reading

Where’s the castle Rob?

Where’s the castle Rob?

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…!

‘Castle’ Dig Report

‘Castle’ Dig Report

Derek Hurst and Rob Hedge of the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service have written the following report on our most recent excavation on Wynniatts Way in April: Background: The second phase of fieldwork by the Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, working in liaison with local volunteers for the Medieval Abberley Revealed project, was targeted on the … Continue reading

We’re back and we’re blogging!

The Abberley Lives project saw many members of the team experience significant Firsts… our first visit to the County Record Office first time using original archive material to research village history the first time any of us had seen the St George’s Hall minute book our first Oral History training and interviews the first time … Continue reading