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Midland “Red” Worcester Street

Lloyd

master brummie
This is part of the open triangle formed where Station Street (in the background) met Worcester Street, an area lost under the "Bull Ring Shopping Centre" as was. The building behind the single decker was originally offices of the Midland Railway Company, but by the time of the photo The MR and LNWR had been amalgamated into the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS).
 

AnnS

master brummie
I thought the queue was for the buses when of course they were making their way
from the buses to the station, makes sense now.
 

AnnS

master brummie
Yes, you're right it does.

Does make you wonder where they would be going.

I've never really considered our fine city as a holiday destination.
 

Lloyd

master brummie
Hop-pickers off to a holiday in Herefordshire fields? It must be the start of the 'holiday fortnight' when local factories closed down. The photo is from Saturday August 5th, yet the Bank Holiday Monday wasn't till the 28th in 1939.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Hop-pickers off to a holiday in Herefordshire fields? It must be the start of the 'holiday fortnight' when local factories closed down. The photo is from Saturday August 5th, yet the Bank Holiday Monday wasn't till the 28th in 1939.
too early for hop picking lloyd that was in september...however the 2 week factory shut down seems more likely

lyn
 

Rupertstill

proper brummie kid
Yeah....the Malvern bus terminus was down Station Street on the right and you can just see the Old Rep in the distance on the left. The little island by the two single deckers used to have a water trough for horses...where the two phone booths are. Actually....stand by the trough and turn around and you see...it would still have been there at that time...minus it's roof.
 

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