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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

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Caption for Worcester, High Street C1950: Looking north along High Street, the prominent clock on the right catches the eye. It was given in 1849 by Mayor Richard Padmore and projects into the street over a site once occupied by the King's Head Inn, first mentioned in 1717. The inn had a theatre in its yard but in 1779 a proper theatre opened in Angel Street and from then on the King's Head hosted a market instead. In 1804 the inn was demolished and replaced by a purpose-built market hall. This was itself demolished in the 1960s.

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Memories of Worcester

My family lived in Lavender Road from 1958, then Tower Road till 2007, and we have been in walking distance of the park till now (2013). We have had many hours of enjoyment there and our two children spent many hours in the park where they made many friends.The original paddling pool where our son learnt to swim has been (...Read full memory)

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)

The little white building in the middle is the Lamb & Flag. I spent many a happy lunchtime & evening there in the '80's. It was a Marstons pub, run then by Don & Sheila Jones, an Irish couple who I think had been there since the early 1970's. It had a tiny front bar, a slightly larger rear one, & a (...Read full memory)

From June 1965 -May 1969 I lived with my family over the Stead & Simpsons shoe shop where my husband was the manager. This is the shop centre right of the picture with the 2 white blinds out. The large 3 bedroomed flat was on the top 2 floors and my youngest son was born Nov 1967 in the top floor bedroom.  The (...Read full memory)

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