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Get Up Close With Worcestershire's Archaeology At The Hive

Worcestershire's Archive and Archaeology Service invites residents to come along to special events at The Hive to find out more about the county's archaeological resources.

Following a previous successful event in March, The Hive will be hosting sessions aimed at educating residents on the range of resources available.

The Archaeology Collection was previously available within the University of Worcester Offices, but have received a warm welcome after having been made available for access by a wider audience.

The events are going to be held on the first Wednesday of every month on May 1, June 5 and July 3 between 7:00 and 8:30pm, in the Explore the Past Section on Level 2 of The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester. Sessions will focus on how individuals can access wide range of information available, such as digital historic maps, The Historic Environment Record, aerial photos of the county, plus reports on archaeological excavations, buildings and other on-going projects.

This will be a great opportunity to learn about the local history, and how to research historical events of relevance. Historic Environment Record staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with any query. The sessions are free of charge but places need to be booked in advance as demand is expected to be high.

Deborah Overton, Worcestershire County Council's Historic Environment Record Officer, said: "Many people using The Hive libraries and the archive services are just discovering that we also hold a lot of interesting and useful information in the archaeology area. After the success of our event in March we are providing some extra sessions to help people find out what resources are available to them."

For more information or to book your place, phone 01905 766352, email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk, or visit the Explore The Past desk on Level 2 in The Hive.