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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Worcester, the Shambles c1950' appears in this book.

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The most famous Shambles is in York but many towns had their shambles or meat market at one time. This was Worcester's and until the 1930s many of the butchers' shops had their own slaughterhouses at the rear of their premises. Seedsmen, a china shop, and the popular ironmongers J and F Hall, also traded here.

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Other Memories from Worcester

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 yard. You could always tell a new customer, as they would try & put money in the free ...see more

The photo of the Crown took me back to the late '70's/early '80's. I was a young Civil Servant, & the Crown, with it's real ale, was my offices favourite haunt at lunchtime on payday. As we worked flexitime, 2 hour lunches were not uncommon, or finishing work early on Friday. Wadworth's 6X & a big, shared bowl of chunky chips was a popular lunch option - I was friendly with one of the bar staff & she ...see more

Today I found through old telegrams that my mother and father had their wartime wedding reception at the Cadena Cafe in Worcester I was so pleased to see this photo.My Mum was working at the munitions factory in Blackpole and my Dad was building aeroplane shelters that was in Octiber 1942.

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.

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