READERS may remember our appeal a few weeks ago for your memories of The Shambles.

We were overwhelmed by the response with a huge number of stories shared, recalling the days when shoppers could take their pick of butchers shops, pop in to Woolworths café for a cuppa and cake, or tiptoe through the aisles of Pratley’s.

Your memories have inspired an online exhibition, Memories of The Shambles,  as well as a temporary artwork that will be unveiled at the end of St Swithun’s Church next week.

Photographs from the 1950s to the 1980s have been brought to life by colourful stories depicting the hustle and bustle along this busy city street. Thank you to everyone that got in touch!

The grand unveiling will take place on Monday, November 2.

Worcester News:

Worcester Life Stories is a collaborative project bringing local people together through shared stories of the City of Worcester. It is co-led by Dr Natasha Lord, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and Sheena Payne-Lunn, Worcester City Council and funded thanks to National Lottery players.

For further information or to share your stories visit, our Facebook page or Twitter @worlifestories. You can also email or call 01905 721133.

Or why not go to We grew up in Worcester on Facebook, where thousands of Worcester people are already exchanging memories of their lives in the city.