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Crime, road and the poor law - Quarter Sessions at The Hive

Stolen ducks, theft of acorns and disputes between parishes are just some of the fascinating stories being told as part of a new series at The Hive, Worcester.

The Quarter Session workshop, part of the Exploring Archives series on Wednesday 20 June, is a fascinating session exploring interesting and quirky stories about crime, road and the poor law. From the man arrested for stealing ducks after being traced through his shoeprint, a goose stolen on Christmas Eve and the ladies charged with stealing acorns, there is a huge collection to explore.

People will have the opportunity, between 2pm and 4pm, to find out how to use the archives and discover some of these stories.

It is all possible thanks to the hard work of volunteers who created indexes to the records, making it easier to search for ancestors or to look up a place.

Paul Hudson, Learning and Outreach Manager, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, said: "There are a wide range of fascinating stories within the Quarter Sessions. However, many of our regular visitors are unaware of how useful they are, and the thousands of Worcestershire people they contain. In this workshop we want to encourage people to search them and discover how useful they can be."

For more information and to book your place visit www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events £6 per person.