Time lines offer a great way to quickly collect pertinent data for a given history project but can be unwieldy if they try to cover too broad a range of dates.

    • What is useful,is when a time line has been created around a specific time, event or interest.
    • ┬áThere tends to be more in depth detail when this occurs and that snippet of detail sitting in a time frame is much more managable when pulling it into your own history project.

When writing a family history, the tendency has been to create a time line for an individual but in any history project there is usually a wealth of data that could quite easily be pulled together to create a very local time line and that is where these smaller scale examples can help.

The following collection of time lines for the county of Worcestershire are a small selection that may come in useful if you are building out a project based on this county and they might give you some ideas for creating your own time line.

Worcester hospitals timeline:


Not pretty to look at but interesting contextual information if you have a family connection to Worcester, were they living there at the time of the cholera outbreak and how did that affect hospital provision in the city?

Worcestershire Regimental timeline:


Anyone with a military connection to the county will be interested in this time line, using an ancestral time line alongside this, particularly for WWI information, will find this particularly useful

Worcester Cathedral:


Just a little gem of a timeline, use it to gain a quick and simple insight into the cathedral

Worcester Porcelain:


This interactive time line is part of the Worcester Porcelain Museum and is brilliantly informative and a delight to look at. Click on any of the images along the time line and it opens up into a narrative about the porcelain of the period. Any collection that you may have can be curated on an Intriguing Connections site and you could create your own time line of a collection.

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