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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Worcester, Friar Street c1950' appears in this book.

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Caption for Worcester, Friar Street C1950: Comparing this view of Friar Street to the similar one taken in 1891, shows that the three-gabled building next to the car has had a coat of render stripped away to expose its timbers, while the shop on the far left has been smartened up (losing some of its charm in the process) to house Elt's shoe shop. This is a familiar name in Worcester. Albert Edward Elt started selling shoes in 1872 and the family owns several shops today, though there is no longer one on Friar Street.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

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.

Walked past this park every day on my way to secondary school between September 1974 and June 1979. I now love to walk round it with my grandson who is fascinated by the ducks and loves the play area.

I was born in one of the houses shown in this photograph. I lived there for about 4 years and recently went back to St Dunstan's Crescent just to see how much it has changed. I was pleasantly suprised...even the allotments just across the road, where I often went with my Grandad, is still there.

I went to this school back in the 60 had a great time there loved school any one remember any of the teachers there.

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