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Worcester Photographic Memories

Worcester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Worcester, the Victoria Institute 1896' appears in this book.

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Caption for Worcester, The Victoria Institute 1896: Newly built at the time of this photo, the Victoria Institute combined library, museum and a school of art and science in one building. Today, the school has been replaced by an art gallery. The first city library was founded in Angel Street in 1790 and had to move premises twice before the Victoria Institute at last provided adequate facilities.

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Memories of Worcester

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.

Walked past this park every day on my way to secondary school between September 1974 and June 1979. I now love to walk round it with my grandson who is fascinated by the ducks and loves the play area.

I was born at an address on Bromwich Road (home birth 1955) and shortly after my family moved to Old Malvern Road in Powick..I attended Powick School.. then Christopher Whitehead Girl's School. At the age of 13 we moved back to Bromyard Rd ..St John's. My Brother and his Wife still run Brunswick Arms in St (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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