3 October to 10 October, 2011

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100 YEARS AGO:

ON Wednesday evening, considerable stir was occasioned in High Street, Worcester, through a pedestrian and a cyclist colliding.

Miss James, shop assistant of 18 Sansome Place, was crossing from one side to the other of High Street when a cyclist named William Carter of 2 St George’s Lane collided with her, the lady falling to the ground and receiving considerable injuries and shock.

The unfortunate lady was taken into Messrs Mann’s shop where PC Short promptly rendered first aid.

The constable shortly afterwards took Miss James in a cab to her home where Dr Slinger attended and ascertained that her collar bone was broken.

150 YEARS AGO:

YESTERDAY the children in the schools of the Worcester Workhouse had their annual treat in the shape of an excursion to the Malvern Hills, the West Midland Railway Company conveying them free of expense and the entertainment being provided charitably by public subscription.

The children – about 60 boys and girls – walked in procession very gaily through the city carrying flags and headed by a drum and fife band of their own, playing lively tunes.

The children were all very comfortably dressed, every boy wearing a grey tunic, dark cord trousers and a grey cap, and every girl a lavender cotton dress and a white bonnet and white cape. They were conveyed from Henwick railway station to the Malvern Station, whence they marched through the town to the hills. At St Ann’s Well a tent had been erected for their accommodation, and here they took dinner of roast beef and plum pudding.

The afternoon was spent in sports, dancing and wandering about the hills.

After tea, the children marched down to Malvern Link station and on arriving at Henwick station, they made a sensation, marching through the city accompanied by a crowd of young people.

200 YEARS AGO:

AMIDST the gay scenes which Worcester now exhibits during races and theatre week, we trust that the voice of humanity will not be drowned or unattended to. Charity is never out of season and the support of public charitable institutions is an object which every man ought to have at heart. Those which alleviate the bodily sufferings of man demand our first attention and our most liberal support.

Worcester Infirmary has long been known as an establishment which diffuses its beneficial influence throughout the neighbourhood, and we trust therefore that fundraising for its benefit will be supported generously, not only by its immediate friends but also by those numerous strangers who are visiting the city upon the present occasion.

300 YEARS AGO:

AT Benjamin Osman’s in High Street near the town hall in Worcester are to be disposed of 956 tickets at 2s 6d each for 956 prizes in a sale of choice millinery and other goods to the value of £119.10s.6d As soon as the tickets are disposed of, a day will be appointed for determining, by a fair and unexceptionable method, what prizes will be allotted to the several tickets, and the prizes delivered out accordingly. The goods are to be seen at Mr Osman’s.

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