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Caption for Worcester, Foregate Street C1950: On the left is the Star Hotel, a former coaching inn previously known as the Star and Garter. Stagecoaches departed from here daily for all parts of the country until the railways put an end to them. Presumably, however, the Star was able to benefit from the railways too, with Foregate Street Station being just across the road. The Worcester-Hereford line opened in 1860, operated by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (fondly known as the Old Worse and Worse) until absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1863.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

My Grandad lived in 8 College Street Worcester, just opposite the Cathedral. Part of the house was this room that went over the lytch gate and through to the street behind, which I think was Angel Place. The room over the lytch gate had a very eerie feel to it and Grandad (...Read full memory)

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!

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)

Went there between 1953-56, prior to going to the Tech. As far as I recall, teachers there included Bourne( Head), Jenkins (Deputy), Court, Morgan, Davies,Hooper,Mclean, Jones,Houghton. I seem to remember that Mr Morgan collapsed and died during a staff v boys soccer match. I have a photo somewhere of Eric (...Read full memory)

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