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.
Even experts can be stumped! Here, archaeologist Judy Stevenson makes some educated guesses about our mystery objects… These items were brought in to our Ask the Expert event in March 2015.