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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  • 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.
  • brian426uk - Friday 27 April 2018 11:32
    Old buildings on left probably demolished when Sidbury was widened. This church building replaced older church, then demolished around 1970.
  • brian426uk - Friday 27 April 2018 11:27
    Drinking fountain on wall of Cathedral Grounds, College Precinct
  • brian426uk - Friday 27 April 2018 11:21
    This is not Lowesmoor but New Street.
  • Cazzie - Thursday 26 April 2018 06:49
    I have a Postcard - This is the Ketch Hotel/Public House - roughy where the caravan park is now
  • TimCullis - Sunday 6 August 2017 01:37
    I think the photographer has confused Tudor House with the Commandery in Sidbury. There used to be a sweet shop in the front of the Commandery where my grandfather (who worked in the Commandery) bought Mother Sigley's Cough Sweets.
  • cfow - Wednesday 14 December 2016 10:49
    Upside down