his is the first of an occasional series of blogs during 2021-2022 through which I’ll share info about the participatory art project “This, our hive of voices”, commissioned by Warwickshire County Record Office (WCRO) as part of the Arts&Heritage Meeting Point Programme.
It's safe to say 2020 has been an... interesting year
The Midland Colliery Owners’ Mutual Indemnity Company (MCOMIC) database was compiled from a series of 26 compensation registers held at Warwickshire County Record Office.
As you may know, we have been setting up the digital space for our remote volunteers to begin transcribing the compensation registers in our collection.
We’d like you to vote on your favourite object from our top ten. Read this post to find out how!
As Warwickshire County Record Office is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, we decided that those days would be the perfect opportunity to get our bearings and determine the scale of the collection.
We’re getting more and more excited here about our top 10 objects at the museum. Tomorrow (10th January), we’re starting the countdown on social media of the objects themselves, so keep an eye on our social media channels.
It's been another busy year with projects, articles, photos a-plenty, and favourites to choose. Not forgetting a tinselled cat.
Greetings from the Warwickshire half of the Mining the Seams project team! Katie and Beck have just finished their first few weeks on the project. Here are their experiences so far,
It might be easy to assume that that there were no black or Asian people in Warwickshire’s past. However, researchers have found that there has been a much larger black, Asian and minority ethnic presence in Warwickshire throughout the centuries than previously thought.
We know it’s a small world and this is wonderfully demonstrated by the Warwickshire Bytes Deposition Indexing Project,
I’m hoping that come 7th August, the hashtag #SilverTakeover will gain at least a little bit of currency in our small corner of the world wide web.
A year ago, when I started to think about the possibility of spending a year abroad studying, I knew nothing about this part of the country...
A year after we started our Crossing Borders project with the Apna Ladies Group in Rugby, the resulting artworks have gone on display in the Museum and we’re thrilled to see so many creative responses.
Becoming an apprentice was never a career path that I thought I would take until part way through A Levels, when I realised moving on to university was not for ...
Our new Collection & Development Manager Richard Lewis has been with Heritage & Culture Warwickshire for nearly a month, so it's time to find out what he thinks, and where he's come from!
We asked baker Saffron Butcher of Caking and Baking, for her views as to how she found the whole experience of recreating old recipes for an afternoon tea.
A new year seems an ideal opportunity to look to that more immediate past. Read about our library visits here!
I got fed up with a tinselled chicken, so for this year's Christmas blog have a photo of a rabbit in a Santa hat, courtesy of Archive Assistant Jo Taylor.
You may, or may not, have realised that Our Warwickshire has its own Notes & Queries section...
This picture of a document from Warwickshire County Record Office is a sleight of hand (or mouse!). Does it have a worth, though?
When records at risk of decay are discovered by someone who has an inkling of their worth and contacts the record office, it can be all hands on deck for our archivist and conservation teams.
Not so long ago I handed around some beach-worn bones, hoping to share just a little bit of the magic that I felt on discovering my first dinosaur bone, over a quarter of a century ago.
I have just started work as the archivist on the new Warwickshire Bytes project, which will provide new experiences by the bucketload, both for me and others.