Worcester, The Shambles c.1950

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Caption for Worcester, The Shambles C1950: 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.

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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