LOWESMOOR is back in the news again after a huge multi-million-pound redevelopment plan which would transform part of the Wharf has been labelled “pathetic” and harmful.

The revamp would include bars, restaurants and cafes, shops, hundreds of apartments and offices to create a new bustling canalside destination in Worcester.

Worcester Civic Society said the work was “totally unsuitable” for the city centre.

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The former music hall

The project has an estimated to cost of around £85 million.

And demolishing an “increasingly rare” historic former city music hall would be like throwing away a future tourist attraction, a conservation charity has claimed.

More pictures: Worcester's Lychgate Centre

The Victorian Society has criticised a plan to demolish Vesta Tilley House to make way for the apartments, shops and offices and has called for Worcester City Council to reject it.

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Tight fit for buses in 1980

We thought we’d go back to the archives to see how the things have changed over the last few decades – and as you’ll see by the pictures, some have altered a great deal. Others, such as traffic, maybe not so much.