Worcester Memories

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My father was a grocer with a shop in Stourport. Every Wednesday afternoon the shop was closed and he took my mother shopping to Worcester. In the school holidays I was also taken. His car was an Austin Saloon similar to the one in the photograph and the busy street is exactly as I remembered.

An Uncle of my fathers Tom Maylett was the park keeper and lived at Cripplegate House and we used to visit when we went to the park and the paddling pool which was where the road is now,he had greenhouses to do all the plants fir the bedding displays,the house always had a very musty smell to it

Do you remember the Gaumont Junior Club? For a few pennies on a Saturday morning, hundreds of local kids watched a cartoon, a newsreel, an information picture and a main feature...PLUS, there was community singing with John Bee on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. I remember that during the war, we all stood (...Read full memory)

Seem to remember as a child in the 1940s and 50s hearing train engine hooters sounding off in unison, to mark the turn of the year. Does anyone else remember this? Can't do it with diesels nowadays of course! So what has replaced it... church bells?

I remember at the age of twelve 1957 swimming across the river from Hylton road over to the racecourse to watch the racing on a Saturday afternoon. Five of us used to swim out to the pleasure steamers as they went up to turn below the weir and come back . Passengers threw sweets to us and waved. Another (...Read full memory)

I remember starting in the September when the first girls (4) joined the school ,Margaret and Pat being two of them. Here I learned how to technically draw a nut and bolt in 3D that looked like a photo and a section of a gearbox good enough for an engineer to use. Taffy Elkins a little Welshman ,I (...Read full memory)

I wonder if anyone might remember my father who was a teacher in and around Worcester for many years. He began his career at a primary school in Claines, probably in the late 1940s. Thereafter he worked at St Paul's Secondary, in a building which I believe is now a Worcester porcelain museum. He followed this with a spell as (...Read full memory)

These were good years amongst good people,although my memories of the school itself are rather mixed. I'm sure there are those out there who could add to my reminiscences. Some of the teachers at the time were 'Taffy' Elkins,? Stezaker, Fred Bushell, Les Cole, Geoff Billingham, 'Jock' Anderson and Sam (...Read full memory)

How many of you remember this shop at the Cathedral end of the High Street? I can recall how in the mid 50s, some of us from the Tech, at the Victoria Institute, would go there hot-foot at the end of school, to hear the latest Eddie Cochrane, Buddy Holly or Elvis. I remember how we would listen to any-or all - of the (...Read full memory)

Happy memories of watching cricket at New Road in the 1950s, the most well-watered pitch in the country! It was often under water for three winter months each year, when the Severn chose to flood. My dad was friendly with Sid Styler, the groundsman at the time. Dad arranged for Sid to get me a cricket bat (...Read full memory)