We have thousands of archive records about the county's history, covering about 12 miles of shelving underneath The Hive. Luckily, they're indexed, which helps us to find them easily!
|Lich Street in 1886, with numbers mentioned above. Copyright Worcester City Council|
We have a photo taken in 1906, looking west towards the High Street from Lich Street. The Lich gate is visible about half way along the row on the left of the photograph. On the right, you can see Arthur Abbotts sign, advertising his services at No. 25 as a Chimney Sweep and Kitchen Range Cleaner!
|Lich Street looking west towards the High Street, 1906. Photographer F H Horniblow|
|The rear yards of Court No. 2, 1961. Copyright RJ Collins|
There are lots of stories like that of the Abbott family buried in the archives. We'll be exploring their history, and more like them as the project progresses, and we'd love you to share your stories!