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History doesn't need to be a mystery

Worcester stories will be brought to life in The Hive later this month by a historical costumed character who will tell children tales of the city's past at The Hive.

Children have been enjoying the Summer Reading Challenge, during the holidays and to celebrate the final week before school returns a historical character from Discover History will bring a variety of stories from the past alive. Mungler cards which children involved in the Reading Challenge have been collecting will be on offer for all the children at the Worcester Stories event to increase their collections.

These Inspiring stories of Worcester's past capture the memories and lives of real people which are currently on display in Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service's exhibition, Beyond The City Wall at The Hive, a partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.

Children and families are invited to listen and learn about these fascinating tales during 15 minute sessions will be running on Tuesday 28th August between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Visitors should meet in the children's library, no booking is required.

The historical character from Discover History will lead the audience through the stories with props and displays from the exhibition which also includes a cartoon storyboard and activity trail with hidden clues along the way for children to discover.

Paul Hudson, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Services, Learning & Outreach manager, said "Lots of children have been enjoying the Summer Reading Challenge, Story Lab, this summer, and there plenty of great stories here in Worcester's past. Children will be able to find about some of these tales during this special story time".