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Caption for Worcester, The Old Water Tower 1906: Situated at Barbourne, the tower originally formed a vital component of the waterworks, built in 1770. A waterwheel lifted water from the Severn to a storage tank at the top of the tower. It became redundant when a new waterworks was built and it was converted into dwellings before eventually being demolished in the 1960s.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester

My grandfather who was Claud Andrews owned and ran the butchers shop nextdoor to Pratleys. I am looking to see if there are any old photos of his shop.

Was a big city and full of traffic. A bit dirty I am afraid. The outskirts of the city where much nicer.

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.

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)

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