THEN: A view of The Cornmarket, Worcester, in 1965 below with the old Public Hall playing a prominent role and St Martin’s Church in the background.

The Public Hall was a music venue for many years but had other uses, also showing films and housing a restaurant during World War II.

Vesta Tilley performed there as did Sir Edward Elgar and Jenny Lind while Charles Dickens also visited to give readings.

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NOW: The same location in 2024 below.

The Public Hall, built in around 1849, was demolished in 1966 and the Cornmarket car park now occupies the site.

The church has been in its present Georgian building since the 1770s.

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