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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

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Caption for Worcester, The Cross 1896: What an evocative picture this is, taken in the days before motorised transport. Horse-drawn trams began in Worcester in 1881 with three routes, all of them passing through The Cross. The trams were single-deck and one horse-power until 1893, when updating brought double-decker cars pulled by two horses. Worcester Tramways boosted its income by turning the trams into mobile advertising hoardings for city companies such as Lewis Clarke & Co, a brewery based in Angel Place 1895-1970. The city's trams were horse-powered until 1904 when electrification put them out to grass.

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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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