Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, who are managing the Heritage Lottery Fund Project, are based at The Hive in Worcester.
The Archive holds records of councils, courts, churches, community organisations, health, police, individuals, sports clubs, scout clubs, businesses, trade unions, political parties, families, and so much more! – a whole range of historical material dating back to 1154 in the county.
The Archive is a free County Council service.
As part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project, the Archive and the Regimental Museum are opening their doors to collect the stories, letters, photographs and diaries of local people in connection with the First World War. These will be compiled and contribute firstly to an exhibition in 2016, and secondly for posterity so that future generations of researchers can better understand what was really happening in the trenches of the Western Front and the sands of the Egyptian desert.
The key criterion is that the person in question is from Worcestershire.
Initial enquiries about collecting for this new archive of First World War memorabilia should be sent to: