F.W.B. ‘Freddie’ Charles (1912-2002) was an architect and nationally recognised expert on the conservation and repair of timber-framed buildings. The practice also worked in a number of other counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire (including Coventry) and Birmingham.
Freddie died in 2002 and prior to his death the practice archive was deposited with the then Worcestershire Record Office and the WAAS have been electronically cataloguing the archive, which had previously only been catalogued on paper, and creating a digital archive of important material, to be made publicly available.
It is with great pleasure that I can confirm that the Charles Archive Digital Archive is now freely available online via the Archaeology Data Service.
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Historic Landscape Officer
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service