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Caption for Worcester, College Green C1950: Entered through Edgar Tower (just visible here above the rooftops), or through the Watergate, College Green is a delightful quadrangle of mostly 17th- and 18th-century houses, forming part of King's School and occupying the site of Worcester Castle. It is the nearest Worcester has to a cathedral close.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

My grandfather who was Claud Andrews owned and ran the butchers shop nextdoor to Pratleys. I am looking to see if there are any old photos of his shop.

Was a big city and full of traffic. A bit dirty I am afraid. The outskirts of the city where much nicer.

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.

This shot of the High Street presents the signage for the Cadena Cafe, a chain of national cafes (in the 'Lyon's' mould) where shoppers met for coffee and light meals. I have fond memories of visiting the cafe with family and friends, and in particular the stairway down to the coffee lounge, below street level. The coffee (...Read full memory)

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