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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

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Caption for Worcester, Battenhall Road 1907: Battenhall lies off London Road and was first recorded in Norman times, when the Poer family held the manor for the annual rent of one lamprey. It later belonged to the priors of Worcester, who made a deer park and built a palace. After the Dissolution, part of the estate went to Worcester Cathedral and the rest fell into the hands of a succession of different families. The modern suburb originated with a Royal Agricultural Society show held at Battenhall in 1863. To create suitable access to the show, Battenhall Road was made and a residential suburb inevitably followed.

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Memories of Worcester

My Grandmother, Edith Joyce Gummery, who was born in Tibberton near Worcestor was a volunteer nurse during WWI and I have an entire autograph album of hers where wounded soldiers who were housed at Battenhall Lodge signed her book.

My family lived in Lavender Road from 1958, then Tower Road till 2007, and we have been in walking distance of the park till now (2013). We have had many hours of enjoyment there and our two children spent many hours in the park where they made many friends.The original paddling pool where our son learnt to swim has been (...Read full memory)

My Grandad Dick Skan owned the shop next to the bank. It was a tobacconist / sweet shop and you can just see the sign on the left hand side of the photo. I have memories of sitting on a high wooden stool eating toffees when visiting my grandparents, probably in the late 1960s /1970s.

This photo shows my mother, Thelma Simcock aged about 11. I have the identical postcard! I am unsure who the adult is, but probably her father. She had three sisters, so I think it shows one of them beside the adult. They lived in Cripplegate House, seen at the far end of the park. Her mother, Beatrice (...Read full memory)

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