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Caption for Worcester, Broad Street C1950: As you can see from this picture, Broad Street is anything but. Fortunately, it has now been pedestrianised. It has been an important commercial street for centuries and during late medieval times was the location for a sheep market. It was in Broad Street in 1837 that a certain Mr Lea and Mr Perrins first started selling their famous sauce.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester, Broad Street c1956

Seem to remember having my short back and sides here when I was a nipper in late 40s, early 50s. Had to go down a flight of stairs to the basement, below the tobacconists on the ground floor. Always wondered why the men were asked 'anything for the weekend sir?' and I wasn't! I would have loved a lollipop!

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.

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