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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 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.

The photo of the Crown took me back to the late '70's/early '80's. I was a young Civil Servant, & the Crown, with it's real ale, was my offices favourite haunt at lunchtime on payday. As we worked flexitime, 2 hour lunches were not uncommon, or finishing work early on Friday. Wadworths 6X & a big, shared bowl of (...Read full memory)

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)

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