Worcester, Old House In The Corn Market c.1890

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Caption for Worcester, Old House In The Corn Market C1890: A carved inscription above the left-hand lower window reads 'Love God WB 1577 RD Honor Kinge'. Since the photograph was taken an inscription has been painted above the right-hand window, reading 'Ye Olde Kinge Charles House'. This has led many to believe that this is the house from which Charles II so famously escaped after the Battle of Worcester, running out of the back door as his pursuers came in at the front. However, that King Charles House is round the corner on New Street. But it does bear the same date - 1577 - so perhaps both were part of the same building.

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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