Worcester, The Cross c.1960

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Caption for Worcester, The Cross C1960: The former London, City and Midland Bank has become plain Midland Bank, but familiar names such as Hepworths and H Samuel remain unchanged from earlier years, though sporting modern faciae. Traffic lights, signs and bollards are cluttering the streetscape and the charm of the past is evaporating. The northbound bus is most probably a Midland Red on its way to Birmingham.

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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