Their History and the People who Lived and Worked in them

The first history ever published of Worcester’s  historic streets and roads

Lists every city street or road found recorded from earliest times up to 1940

350 paperback A4 pages with 484 illustrations including rare photographs, old advertisements, and 147 historic plans and maps

Copies available from Amazon and these Worcester retailers :

Waterstones, Worcester                 Commandery

Museum Shop, Worcester        Richardsons Newsagents, St Johns

Coach House Books, Pershore

Worcester Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall

Johnson Brothers, Ombersley Road, Worcester

Unique book is the result of six year’s work

Historian, journalist and award-winning author Terry Wardle has spent six years carrying out the research for the first book of its kind ever published in Worcester.

A journalist on local, regional and national newspapers, and now on the internet, his



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On the right is a rare photograph of King Street as it was in 1935, with many of the residents coming out to see what the photographer was up to - just one of the many old photographs used in the book

On the left is Worcester’s one-time ‘red light’ District, Grope Lane, with sixteenth century cottages, as it was in the late nineteenth century, and below on a map of 1884

previous books have included eleventh century history England’s First Castle; Heroes & Villains of Worcestershire, the first collection of county biographies for a century; his award-winning novel The Hardest Sum in the World; and The History of Barbourne with his youngest daughter Claire.

Historic Worcester Streets (ISBN 9780955380945) is published by

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