Archives news: Worcestershire Record Office & Gwent Archives

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10 November 2011
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Worcestershire Record Office is preparing to move premises to The Hive, based in the centre of Worcester. On 14 November 2011 its

Worcestershire Record Office is preparing to move premises to The Hive, based in the centre of Worcester. On 14 November 2011 its County Hall branch will close. The record office will re-open as a joint archives and archaeology service at its new home in July 2012. The History Centre branch will remain open until April 2012.

Keep up-to-date with the progress of the move by following the new blog 'Worcestershire Archives on the Move' at www.worcestershirearchives.blogspot.com.

From 11 February to 28 May 2012 a limited enquiry service will be provided while the collections are moved. More information on the service offered throughout this period can be found on the website http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/records/the-new-wlhc/the-hive.aspx.

You can also follow Worcestershire Record Office on Twitter: @worcsrecords. For more information about The Hive and the facilities that will be available, visit: www.TheHiveWorcester.org.

Gwent Archives has now reopened at its new site at Ebbw Vale and looks forward to welcoming visitors to its new premises.

Its new contact details are:

Gwent Archives

Steelworks Road

Ebbw Vale

Blaenau Gwent

NP23 6DN

01495 353363

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[email protected]

The new opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm. As part of the new service, opening hours have been extended and, for a trial period, will include one Saturday opening a month. The archives will open on the following Saturdays from 10am to 4pm:

• 12 November 2011

• 10 December 2011

• 14 January 2012

• 11 February 2012

• 10 March 2012

• 14 April 2012

For more information about the new office and its services, see the website www.gwentarchives.gov.uk or www.archifaugwent.gov.uk.