The Changing Face of Worcester

Welcome to the Changing Face of Worcester photo gallery

Please note that this is a work-in-progress. Images are still being added and allocated to albums. Additionally descriptive information is being collated so if you have any information to add, please leave a comment.

All images are subject to copyright restrictions. However, please feel free to use them for research and educational purposes. Any images used should clearly acknowledge their source.

To assist you to locate the photographs you may be looking for, a series of albums have been created (and more are still to be added). However as photographs may be located in different albums you may also wish to use the search facility to locate photographs of interest. If you search for a particular topic, all relevant results will be returned, regardless of the album they are contained in.

Finally, our aim is to develop this site into a comprehensive collection of Worcester photographs through time. We are therefore interested in adding additional photographs to the collection. Any photographs uploaded would clearly acknowledge their source.

Please feel free to contact us should you wish to make any comment on the site or if you have any photographs you would like to add to the collection.

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  • cfow - Thursday 7 June 2018 14:56
    Sunday School
  • John Bennett - Wednesday 6 June 2018 19:45
    U 771. This bus belonged to The Worcester Electric Traction Co Ltd who also ran the trams. The chassis is by Brush of Loughborough, their C type or "over type", with the driver seated above the engine. The bodywork is probably by Birch Bros, London. It was new in 1908, but the body is later, probably 1910 when it came to Worcester. The picture must be after 1910 due to George V on the post box. John Bennett, Loughborough. I have another picture of this bus if you are interested.
  • brian426uk - Friday 25 May 2018 21:05
    An Alladins Cave of china. The family run shop had stacks of china and porcelain on tables. Sadly the family retired and the shop is now a toy and games shop.
  • brian426uk - Friday 25 May 2018 20:34
    Main building on left side was originally the Deanery, but had been converted into a shop.
  • brian426uk - Friday 25 May 2018 20:31
    Griffiths Old Original Boot & Shoe Establishment on Lich Street was originally the Deanery.
  • brian426uk - Friday 25 May 2018 20:28
    The building showing at the far end of Lich Street was the last house in Sidbury, until that section of Sidbury was named as the continuation of Friar Street.
  • sheenap1 - Tuesday 15 May 2018 17:24
    This image shows one of the Caryatid figures that once held aloft the porch of Parks Turkish Baths in Sansome Walk, Worcester. They disappeared some time before the early 1950s and the baths themselves were demolished in the 1970s to make way for the Local Authority owned Swimming Pool.
  • sheenap1 - Tuesday 15 May 2018 17:10
    The Audit Hall was another name for the Guesten Hall which stood to the south of Worcester Cathedral, and the ruins of which still remain. It was demolished in 1862 and the roof is now at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings having been initially reused as the roof of the former Holy Trinity Church.
  • sheenap1 - Wednesday 9 May 2018 17:15
    This photograph is of the gatehouse lodge at Perdiswell Hall (the gatepiers onto Droitwich Road still stand). A copy of this photo was shown to me by a relative of the lady standing by the fence - she was referred to as 'Granny Harper'. Thomas Harper, labourer, is recorded as living in the lodge in 1908, according to the Littlebury's Trade Directory.
  • brian426uk - Friday 27 April 2018 11:34
    Replaced with new building on opposite side of College Street, near Lich Gate.