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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.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

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)

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 while (...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 top (...Read full memory)

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

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