Worcestershire MPs praise archive department at The Hive

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WORCESTERSHIRE MPs touring The Hive in Worcester were "impressed" by the new facilities and the work of the archive department.

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, and Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, were invited to see Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Services facilities, which stores 12 miles of archives covering the past 900 years, as it had recently been accredited and approved by The National Archives.

Worcestershire County councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for localism and communities, said the service at the join library and council hub that also housed archaelogists who protected, preserved, managed, recorded, interpretted, and promoted the history and historic environment of the county, was important for current and future generations.

She said: "It was great to be able to show Robin and Harriet around our excellent facilities. The service plays an important part in helping Worcestershire residents discover more about their community's past, and we were able to highlight some of the innovative ways we are working with local people, as well as showing off some of the amazing historical treasures held here."

For more information about Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, call 01905 766352, email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or, go to worcestershire.gov.uk/waas.

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7:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

CJH says...

I bet they kept all the usual noisy culprits quiet for this visit! What do I have to do to get some peace and quiet - take an MP with me when I want to work?
I bet they kept all the usual noisy culprits quiet for this visit! What do I have to do to get some peace and quiet - take an MP with me when I want to work? CJH
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9:31pm Tue 18 Feb 14

rod123 says...

The County drowns and they stroll round the hive...........
The County drowns and they stroll round the hive........... rod123
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9:10pm Fri 21 Feb 14

vexedofworcester says...

Must be a different archives to the one I visited at the Hive. The one I visited was far to noisy, the space poorly organised and the service adequate, just, but nothing special. They could do with studying how other archive departments work. Will have to contact these MP's and ask where this archive is, because it sounds far better than the one the public have to endure at the Hive. Perhaps performance related pay might encourage the archivists, as they don't seem to have much of an incentive at the moment.
Must be a different archives to the one I visited at the Hive. The one I visited was far to noisy, the space poorly organised and the service adequate, just, but nothing special. They could do with studying how other archive departments work. Will have to contact these MP's and ask where this archive is, because it sounds far better than the one the public have to endure at the Hive. Perhaps performance related pay might encourage the archivists, as they don't seem to have much of an incentive at the moment. vexedofworcester
  • Score: 2

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