Virtual Time Travel Trail -Thursday October 27th, 6-10pm

We are pleased to announce that our Virtual Time Travel Trail will take place on Thursday October 27th, 6pm-10pm. Come along and see our fantastic historic photographs and memories from local people projected onto three external buildings around the City: The Commandery, St Swithun’s Church and corner of Cornmarket, as well as internal projections within some of our fantastic heritage buildings, including Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, Tudor House Museum, The Greyfriars, The Infirmary Museum and Royal Porcelain Works. Historic buildings around the city will be open for the evening and there will be a chance to come along and see our 1950s High Street exhibition again at The Guildhall.

Projections are being created by the internationally-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama – it will be a spectacular event and an opportunity to hear the stories of local people as never before.

If you’d like to know more, please contact archaeology@worcester.gov.uk

Worcester Life Stories Workshop – 20th November

Its our 3rd Worcester Life Stories Platform Workshop!

The website will enable people to create & share their own life story. This could be movie or a book.

Accessible information on themes of interest will also be created e.g. sporting memories, nature. This will include images, written memories, audio memories and potentially videos.

We will be starting to show what the platform could look like and what should be included within the book. Currently people like a scrap book style.

Life stories are known to be beneficial across the lifespan. For it to be the best it can be, we need your feedback! Come and join us!

Please share widely. Anyone can join us and give feedback.

Know Your Place Worcester workshop – Friday 6th November

The second of our Know Your Place Worcester workshops will take place on Friday 6th November, 2.30-4pm.

We’ll be having a look at what historic information and resources you’d like to see made available via the platform, as well as the materials and guidance that will make it easier for you to access it. The workshop will be run via Webex, so please do get in touch to book your place and receive joining instructions.

Come along and help make this a fantastic resource for Worcester!

New Stories page!

A brand new page has been added to the website this week called Stories, and here we will be adding some of the amazing stories that local people have been sharing with us, The first is a particularly poignant one from the time of major slum clearances around the city. If you have any stories of Worcester that you’d like to share, we’d love to here from you.

Worcester Life Stories is Live!

We are delighted to say that the project is now live! A huge thanks to everyone who joined us for our Live YouTube Streaming event on June 27th; more than 600 people to date have viewed the video, and joined in with the festivities! We were especially pleased to be joined by Perry Manor and Latimer Court Care Homes, who shared a cream tea, sang along with Cathy Wilson, Vintage Singer and Asa, 1950s and 60s singer, shared memories and took part in our historic photo quiz. The video is still available if you would like to find out more about the project and enjoy the entertainment from the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrUQg5mX55o Thankyou to everyone who made the day special and we’ll be in touch shortly with news of our upcoming workshops and ways to get involved.

Residents at Perry Manor taking part in the launch
Tea is served!
We are live!