10 things that let you know you're from Worcester

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Cat Phillips, proud to have been raised in Worcester, ponders (with a little help from her mum) what it mean to be from the city.

You know you're from Worcester when...

  1. People ask where the city is and you reply, “Where the sauce is made”. If you tell someone it is close to Birmingham they will instantly reply: “Oh, so you’re a brummie?”

    No, we are not
     
  2. You hear a busker in the city centre and immediately think of Chicken George (from Seventies TV series Roots).

    His dancing made many of us smile. 
     
  3. You remember the Worcester Carnival and back calls for its return.

    We all had a cousin, aunt, sister or mum who was the carnival queen, and many of us enjoyed sitting aboard a decorated lorry trying to catch pennies thrown by the crowds. Nobody quite remembers why it came to an end – health and safety and lack of numbers are usually blamed – but everybody wants it to return.
     
  4. You find yourself moaning about the traffic to family, friends, the milkman, strangers.

    Sadly, Worcester’s number one talking point is most probably the traffic. Talks of a northern bypass have got about as far as a car stuck on The Tything at 8.30am on a weekday and we all have an opinion about whether it would alleviate the problem or not.
     
  5. You refer to Brickfields, Ronkswood, Tolladine, Perdiswell... as Brickies, Ronksy, Tolly and Perdi And Worcester as “The Woo”

    Most people know Birmingham is called Brum, a few refer to Bristol as Brizzle but nobody outside of Worcester refers to it as “The Woo”.
     
  6. You scan Worcester News’ Letters page for the latest George Cowley musings. Has he squished a spider lately? What’s his latest thoughts on John Philpott’s column?

    Yes, we all love - or love to hate - George’s letters.

     
  7. You have an opinion on which side of the river is better, and this usually depends on which side of the river you live on.

    This argument gets particularly heated during the floods which effectively splits the city in two.
     
  8. You recall with a mixture of pride and disgust how Blackpole ground to a halt when KFC opened.

    Traffic was gridlocked, police were called and there were over 1,600 transactions as hungry people tried to get their hands on KFC’s finger lickin’ chicken. The takeaway restaurant was opened in 2009 following an online petition launched by Kentucky Fried Chicken fans.
     
  9. You roll your eyes after another “joker” has popped a traffic cone on the head of the Sir Edward Elgar statue.

    Every few months or so, some comedian think he or she is original by popping an orange cone on top of Elgar’s head. It may have brought sniggers the first few times but it is getting a bit boring now.
     
  10. You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home”

    Many of us like to complain about the city but it really is a beautiful place to live.

 

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11:25am Mon 30 Jun 14

ChrisPorter says...

I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo.
I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo. ChrisPorter
  • Score: 56

12:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chipper Dinosaur says...

Makes more sense to call it 'The Wurzle'.
Makes more sense to call it 'The Wurzle'. Chipper Dinosaur
  • Score: -17

12:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

mrloverman says...

"You know you're in Worcester when .... people ask you where the city is" eh? Why would you ask where Worcester is, when your already in Worcester? Ronker??? Never heard of Ronker, think you mean RONKSY. Is this paper turning into Viz comic?
"You know you're in Worcester when .... people ask you where the city is" eh? Why would you ask where Worcester is, when your already in Worcester? Ronker??? Never heard of Ronker, think you mean RONKSY. Is this paper turning into Viz comic? mrloverman
  • Score: 13

12:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

redman14 says...

Ronker? Shouldn't that be Ronksy!!!
Ronker? Shouldn't that be Ronksy!!! redman14
  • Score: 23

12:47pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Catherine Phillips says...

Apologies, perhaps it's just me that knows it as Ronker - have changed to Ronksy.
Thanks for the feedback :)
Apologies, perhaps it's just me that knows it as Ronker - have changed to Ronksy. Thanks for the feedback :) Catherine Phillips
  • Score: 6

12:54pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Pomygranit says...

You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home”

So so true
You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home” So so true Pomygranit
  • Score: 113

1:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

marthajones says...

You can remember cursing Paul Damari for the wrong weather fore caste after forking ou 50p a minute?
You can remember cursing Paul Damari for the wrong weather fore caste after forking ou 50p a minute? marthajones
  • Score: 13

1:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

jammer1010 says...

I always call Ronkswood 'The Bronks' (Bronx) ;O)
I always call Ronkswood 'The Bronks' (Bronx) ;O) jammer1010
  • Score: 15

1:52pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Bushbaby1982 says...

Pomygranit wrote:
You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home”

So so true
I know this as Whittington Tump. I have never ever used the word 'Tump' except in this context and have no idea what it actually means!
[quote][p][bold]Pomygranit[/bold] wrote: You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home” So so true[/p][/quote]I know this as Whittington Tump. I have never ever used the word 'Tump' except in this context and have no idea what it actually means! Bushbaby1982
  • Score: 43

1:53pm Mon 30 Jun 14

presterjohn says...

Well I have just had an ask around with a bunch of people of various ages some were born here some that have only been around these parts for a few years and none of them call Worcester the "Woo" or have heard it referred to as such. It sounds like something that Students at the Uni might have thought of but that has not actually caught on with anyone else.
Well I have just had an ask around with a bunch of people of various ages some were born here some that have only been around these parts for a few years and none of them call Worcester the "Woo" or have heard it referred to as such. It sounds like something that Students at the Uni might have thought of but that has not actually caught on with anyone else. presterjohn
  • Score: 21

2:38pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Catherine Phillips says...

Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar).
Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar). Catherine Phillips
  • Score: 0

2:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

CJH says...

ChrisPorter wrote:
I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo.
Nope, nor me. Who calls it that?
[quote][p][bold]ChrisPorter[/bold] wrote: I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo.[/p][/quote]Nope, nor me. Who calls it that? CJH
  • Score: 12

2:44pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Redhillman says...

Apart from knowing you're from Worcester, you know you're in Worcester when you become frustrated at one of the worst managed road networks in the country because you're stuck in the city's endless traffic jams! In fact, for its size and population, probably the worst in the country!
Apart from knowing you're from Worcester, you know you're in Worcester when you become frustrated at one of the worst managed road networks in the country because you're stuck in the city's endless traffic jams! In fact, for its size and population, probably the worst in the country! Redhillman
  • Score: 20

3:53pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ACBLive says...

You know you're in Worcester when .... You drive past one of the many Speed Camera vans or get booked by the Traffic Warden Army
You know you're in Worcester when .... You drive past one of the many Speed Camera vans or get booked by the Traffic Warden Army ACBLive
  • Score: 14

4:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ACBLive says...

You know you're in Worcester when .... You read hundreds of
You know you're in Worcester when .... You read hundreds of ACBLive
  • Score: -9

4:16pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ACBLive says...

You know you're in Worcester when ...... You read hundreds of stories a month about petty thieving!!!
You know you're in Worcester when ...... You read hundreds of stories a month about petty thieving!!! ACBLive
  • Score: 2

4:20pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bigboobzbeans says...

you know your in worcester when you cross the river seven bridge.... I love our city , Im only 29 but I wouldn't want to live in another city this is my home..i also call my niece woozer (woo) lol,
you know your in worcester when you cross the river seven bridge.... I love our city , Im only 29 but I wouldn't want to live in another city this is my home..i also call my niece woozer (woo) lol, bigboobzbeans
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Mon 30 Jun 14

miss fox says...

Well I've been calling it " The Woo" for at least a decade.
Stuck in the woo, oh what to do.... Nowadays I live in the Netherlands but come back from time to time.
I frequently have woozer sauce on my eggs and bacon and miss the fish and chips from lambert road chippie more than words can say
Well I've been calling it " The Woo" for at least a decade. Stuck in the woo, oh what to do.... Nowadays I live in the Netherlands but come back from time to time. I frequently have woozer sauce on my eggs and bacon and miss the fish and chips from lambert road chippie more than words can say miss fox
  • Score: 10

4:49pm Mon 30 Jun 14

professor558 says...

Worcester born and raised! ;) thought I'd put in my two pence worth...

I've heard "The Woo" mentioned in recent years, but it's quite a newish expression?

Being from Worcester means you still begrudge the knocking down of the "Lich Gate".

My late mother (born in St. John's) used to say "five and twenty to" meaning "twenty five to" when telling the time. I heard a lot of people of a certain generation saying that. Also my mother used to pronounce Powick as "Pike".

Places - Kiddy/Kiddyminster, Asham (Evesham), Brum, Dinesy, The Welsh side.

Bus service - Midland Red Buzz
Worcester born and raised! ;) thought I'd put in my two pence worth... I've heard "The Woo" mentioned in recent years, but it's quite a newish expression? Being from Worcester means you still begrudge the knocking down of the "Lich Gate". My late mother (born in St. John's) used to say "five and twenty to" meaning "twenty five to" when telling the time. I heard a lot of people of a certain generation saying that. Also my mother used to pronounce Powick as "Pike". Places - Kiddy/Kiddyminster, Asham (Evesham), Brum, Dinesy, The Welsh side. Bus service - Midland Red Buzz professor558
  • Score: 15

4:50pm Mon 30 Jun 14

dropkick55 says...

You know you're in Worcester when your in a poorly paid job!
You know you're in Worcester when your in a poorly paid job! dropkick55
  • Score: 9

4:59pm Mon 30 Jun 14

passion_flower says...

mrloverman wrote:
"You know you're in Worcester when .... people ask you where the city is" eh? Why would you ask where Worcester is, when your already in Worcester? Ronker??? Never heard of Ronker, think you mean RONKSY. Is this paper turning into Viz comic?
I think it's referring to when you tell people when you're away from Worcester that you're from Worcester..
[quote][p][bold]mrloverman[/bold] wrote: "You know you're in Worcester when .... people ask you where the city is" eh? Why would you ask where Worcester is, when your already in Worcester? Ronker??? Never heard of Ronker, think you mean RONKSY. Is this paper turning into Viz comic?[/p][/quote]I think it's referring to when you tell people when you're away from Worcester that you're from Worcester.. passion_flower
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Al Price says...

"The Woo"??
no one I know refers to it as "The "Woo".Muppets.
"The Woo"?? no one I know refers to it as "The "Woo".Muppets. Al Price
  • Score: -5

6:22pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Old Uncle says...

I appreciate that Worcester still has places I've known all my life. Elt's in the Shambles, Durrant's in Mealcheapen Street. The Guildhall and Oliver Cromwell. I miss Pratleys in the Shambles.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
I appreciate that Worcester still has places I've known all my life. Elt's in the Shambles, Durrant's in Mealcheapen Street. The Guildhall and Oliver Cromwell. I miss Pratleys in the Shambles. I could go on, but you get the idea. Old Uncle
  • Score: 24

6:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

The Villan says...

The Woo!! Must be a new saying by the younger generation.

Looking at the cathedral from New Road cricket ground is my best memory of Worcester,now, past and present... more tea Vicar?
The Woo!! Must be a new saying by the younger generation. Looking at the cathedral from New Road cricket ground is my best memory of Worcester,now, past and present... more tea Vicar? The Villan
  • Score: 14

7:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Nel1975 says...

I've lived in The Woo for 10 years and I'd say the majority of my friends, mostly in their late 30s, know it as The Woo or Woo Town.
I've lived in The Woo for 10 years and I'd say the majority of my friends, mostly in their late 30s, know it as The Woo or Woo Town. Nel1975
  • Score: 2

8:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ted Elgar says...

I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang.
I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ted Elgar says...

.. and I read somewhere that "tump" is from Welsh (twmp?) for hill or knoll. (I'm sure someone Welsh can shoot me down here).
.. and I read somewhere that "tump" is from Welsh (twmp?) for hill or knoll. (I'm sure someone Welsh can shoot me down here). Ted Elgar
  • Score: 8

9:03pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Sproutacus says...

In forty two years I have NEVER heard anyone refer to Worcester as 'The Woo' It doesn't even make sense to go from "WUSS-ter" to The Woo?
If anyone refers to it as that I think they should be asked to leave.

And when I hear buskers in the street I always think "SHUT UP. Nobody likes the sound of an accordian"
In forty two years I have NEVER heard anyone refer to Worcester as 'The Woo' It doesn't even make sense to go from "WUSS-ter" to The Woo? If anyone refers to it as that I think they should be asked to leave. And when I hear buskers in the street I always think "SHUT UP. Nobody likes the sound of an accordian" Sproutacus
  • Score: 3

9:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

marshall_bravestarr says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang.
To be quite honest Ted, I want to slap anyone who refers to Worcester as The Woo or Woo Town. Odd considering that it is my generation that spawned it. Other things that remind you that you are from Worcester are the use of these words by far too many people:

Buzz (bus), wurze (where is), ent (isn't), bab (generic term of endearment)
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang.[/p][/quote]To be quite honest Ted, I want to slap anyone who refers to Worcester as The Woo or Woo Town. Odd considering that it is my generation that spawned it. Other things that remind you that you are from Worcester are the use of these words by far too many people: Buzz (bus), wurze (where is), ent (isn't), bab (generic term of endearment) marshall_bravestarr
  • Score: 14

9:07pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ted Elgar says...

Yeah. It's mostly used by dickheads.
If anyone is reading this and they use it, stop it.
Yeah. It's mostly used by dickheads. If anyone is reading this and they use it, stop it. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 21

9:11pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Sleepless in Droitwich says...

You know you,re in Worcester because you're surrounded by drug dealers and retards!!!
You know you,re in Worcester because you're surrounded by drug dealers and retards!!! Sleepless in Droitwich
  • Score: -1

9:27pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Trofim says...

You're not a real Worcester person if you can't remember the power station dominating the west bank, or the cattle market next to Newport Street bus station, with lorries full of cow's innards. And you're not proper Worcester if you don't remember subject-object inversion as in " 'er sez er caan't come cause 'ers a-gooin out."
You're not a real Worcester person if you can't remember the power station dominating the west bank, or the cattle market next to Newport Street bus station, with lorries full of cow's innards. And you're not proper Worcester if you don't remember subject-object inversion as in " 'er sez er caan't come cause 'ers a-gooin out." Trofim
  • Score: 28

9:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

222con says...

You know your in worcester(shire) when your stung by a Jasper
You know your in worcester(shire) when your stung by a Jasper 222con
  • Score: 18

10:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

saucerer says...

You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department..........
You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department.......... saucerer
  • Score: 20

10:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Moltaire says...

saucerer wrote:
You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department..........
Or any other road in a Worcester which they have tinkered with during the last few years. Zebra crossing outside Asda and on Croft Road, bottom of Newtown Road bus lane....... Yup, you know you're in Worcester when roads become unsafe........
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department..........[/p][/quote]Or any other road in a Worcester which they have tinkered with during the last few years. Zebra crossing outside Asda and on Croft Road, bottom of Newtown Road bus lane....... Yup, you know you're in Worcester when roads become unsafe........ Moltaire
  • Score: 20

12:15am Tue 1 Jul 14

The Villan says...

You know you're in Worcester because everyone is happy, they don't moan in the local paper, the love their councillors and Alan Amos, they don't mind chuggers and they are tolerant of travellers.......

Flipping heck! I was having a nightmare, what time is it? where am I?
You know you're in Worcester because everyone is happy, they don't moan in the local paper, the love their councillors and Alan Amos, they don't mind chuggers and they are tolerant of travellers....... Flipping heck! I was having a nightmare, what time is it? where am I? The Villan
  • Score: 20

7:58am Tue 1 Jul 14

Sulis76 says...

saucerer wrote:
You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department..........
You know you're in Worcester when this certain council department say (deludely) there's nothing wrong with our roads, everything is ok and that we're all wrong.......
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: You know you're in Worcester when you have a crash on a ridiculously and dangerously designed roundabout due to the incompetences of a certain council department..........[/p][/quote]You know you're in Worcester when this certain council department say (deludely) there's nothing wrong with our roads, everything is ok and that we're all wrong....... Sulis76
  • Score: 8

10:41am Tue 1 Jul 14

nicki1967 says...

On the subject of people called Worcester 'The Woo', I cringe every time I hear someone say it. A lot of my younger friends refer to it as that and I have to put them right every time. ;-) It can't even be classed as an abbreviation can it! Same with Brizzle. AAAAAAAARGH!
On the subject of people called Worcester 'The Woo', I cringe every time I hear someone say it. A lot of my younger friends refer to it as that and I have to put them right every time. ;-) It can't even be classed as an abbreviation can it! Same with Brizzle. AAAAAAAARGH! nicki1967
  • Score: 6

10:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

Catherine Phillips says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang.
I think you're right on both of these points. It hasn't been in use that long and I think I remember people also calling it Woo Town - which makes even less sense as we are a city rather than a town!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: I heard people start calling Worcester "The Wu" about 10 years ago. It either comes from the popularity of 90s hip-hop act "Wu-Tang Klan", or is possibly borrowed from Worcester Massachusetts (Google 'Worcester Massachusetts Woo'). It is entirely possible that the 'yoof' in both places are both into Wu-Tang.[/p][/quote]I think you're right on both of these points. It hasn't been in use that long and I think I remember people also calling it Woo Town - which makes even less sense as we are a city rather than a town! Catherine Phillips
  • Score: 4

11:14am Tue 1 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

Pomygranit wrote:
You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home”

So so true
Whittington 'Tump
[quote][p][bold]Pomygranit[/bold] wrote: You drive up the M5 and the tree on top of the hill before junction 7 makes you think “home” So so true[/p][/quote]Whittington 'Tump liketoknow
  • Score: 5

11:17am Tue 1 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

Anyone remember Albion House?
Anyone remember Albion House? liketoknow
  • Score: 8

11:32am Tue 1 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

The Green 'un
The Green 'un liketoknow
  • Score: 14

12:14pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pennyworth says...

You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is.
You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is. pennyworth
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BlogIT says...

You are not from Worcester if you cant remember Scooter parked outside 'The International' (Where NatWest Bank is now)
You are not from Worcester if you cant remember Scooter parked outside 'The International' (Where NatWest Bank is now) BlogIT
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BlogIT says...

...Or the Skating Rink in the Cornmarket, or Saturday Morning Pictures at the Gaumont ("we come along on Saturday Morning greeting everybody with a smile") who remembers the Joke Shop in new St?? I could go on for hours.. memories flooding back now. Does anybody else have such memories?
...Or the Skating Rink in the Cornmarket, or Saturday Morning Pictures at the Gaumont ("we come along on Saturday Morning greeting everybody with a smile") who remembers the Joke Shop in new St?? I could go on for hours.. memories flooding back now. Does anybody else have such memories? BlogIT
  • Score: 11

2:04pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bigboobzbeans says...

haha you "old un's" need to get that this is the 21st century not the 1950's im sorry if we cant remember curtain places MAYBE BECAUSE WE WASN'T AROUND THEN , ive lived in worceseter all my life and I love it so what if we call it the woo..im sure there are people who call this graceful city a lot worse things .
haha you "old un's" need to get that this is the 21st century not the 1950's im sorry if we cant remember curtain places MAYBE BECAUSE WE WASN'T AROUND THEN , ive lived in worceseter all my life and I love it so what if we call it the woo..im sure there are people who call this graceful city a lot worse things . bigboobzbeans
  • Score: -13

2:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

green49 says...

The city has certainly changed for the worse and ive been here all my life, theres too much politics and too many egos on the councils although thats not really changed that much i remember certain councillors and JPs who were not as straight as they maintained, I remember how the city was and what it could have been as a tourist attraction but to many fingers in the pie ruined it all.
The city has certainly changed for the worse and ive been here all my life, theres too much politics and too many egos on the councils although thats not really changed that much i remember certain councillors and JPs who were not as straight as they maintained, I remember how the city was and what it could have been as a tourist attraction but to many fingers in the pie ruined it all. green49
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

goodygoody says...

Catherine Phillips wrote:
Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar).
Never, ever heard the expression 'The Woo'. I'm in my 70s and Worcester born and bred!
[quote][p][bold]Catherine Phillips[/bold] wrote: Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar).[/p][/quote]Never, ever heard the expression 'The Woo'. I'm in my 70s and Worcester born and bred! goodygoody
  • Score: 6

7:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

I've heard of "woobab" but I am not sure if that's offensive. Not heard it called the Woo. Being on the short side I prefer to call it the Shire :-)
I've heard of "woobab" but I am not sure if that's offensive. Not heard it called the Woo. Being on the short side I prefer to call it the Shire :-) pinkfluff
  • Score: 3

9:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Old Uncle says...

If we are waxing nostalgic and one upping all the other old fogies, I remember the fireworks from the railway bridge on VE day with the King and Queen set piece. A ninepenny haircut in the barbers under the Foregate bridge. Fish and Chips for a shilling and a threepenny bit for scratchings. Tuppenny buns at morning break at school and the proclamation on The Cross when the Queen ascended to the throne.
As for Worcester now, there are many improvements in the centre. And, I like the Hive.
All you youngsters have your own memories. Enjoy.
If we are waxing nostalgic and one upping all the other old fogies, I remember the fireworks from the railway bridge on VE day with the King and Queen set piece. A ninepenny haircut in the barbers under the Foregate bridge. Fish and Chips for a shilling and a threepenny bit for scratchings. Tuppenny buns at morning break at school and the proclamation on The Cross when the Queen ascended to the throne. As for Worcester now, there are many improvements in the centre. And, I like the Hive. All you youngsters have your own memories. Enjoy. Old Uncle
  • Score: 9

10:29pm Tue 1 Jul 14

lovelyjubbly says...

goodygoody wrote:
Catherine Phillips wrote:
Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar).
Never, ever heard the expression 'The Woo'. I'm in my 70s and Worcester born and bred!
Your too old to remember! you need to be under 35!
[quote][p][bold]goodygoody[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Catherine Phillips[/bold] wrote: Hi presterjohn - it does exist, I promise. We even have the Woo Bar on St Nicholas Street (formerly Metro bar).[/p][/quote]Never, ever heard the expression 'The Woo'. I'm in my 70s and Worcester born and bred![/p][/quote]Your too old to remember! you need to be under 35! lovelyjubbly
  • Score: -6

11:09pm Tue 1 Jul 14

The Villan says...

pinkfluff wrote:
I've heard of "woobab" but I am not sure if that's offensive. Not heard it called the Woo. Being on the short side I prefer to call it the Shire :-)
Tell me, how is Frodo these days? Hope he's not having any more problems with his ring!!!!
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: I've heard of "woobab" but I am not sure if that's offensive. Not heard it called the Woo. Being on the short side I prefer to call it the Shire :-)[/p][/quote]Tell me, how is Frodo these days? Hope he's not having any more problems with his ring!!!! The Villan
  • Score: 3

11:33pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jhibro says...

Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.
Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that. Jhibro
  • Score: 1

9:31am Wed 2 Jul 14

Catherine Phillips says...

Jhibro wrote:
Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.
If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers.

@pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire.
[quote][p][bold]Jhibro[/bold] wrote: Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.[/p][/quote]If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers. @pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire. Catherine Phillips
  • Score: 4

10:14am Wed 2 Jul 14

Giorgos says...

Catherine Phillips wrote:
Jhibro wrote:
Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.
If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers.

@pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire.
Chicken George's favourites were the Salvation Army Band. he would conduct, dance and sing along in his own inimitable style. He had a mate Hovis Harry, tall chap with wavy white hair. Surprised no-one's mentioned Russell & Dorrell, a proper department store. How about the classic Worcester conversation from two guys walking down the High Street; "Orright", "Orright" if you were lucky you might have got an "Orright pal"! On a topical note, what about the schools that have long since closed down like the Girl's Grammar and Sammy's. Before Vue came along there were 3 cinemas in the city centre, The Odeon, The Gaumont, and The Scala. They used to have major concerts at The Gaumont like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on the same bill in the 60's, and Queen supporting Mott The Hoople in the 70's. The local football derbies between Worcester City and Hereford United; Kidderminster Harriers used to be a couple of divisions below City. All memories of happier and probably more innocent times.
[quote][p][bold]Catherine Phillips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jhibro[/bold] wrote: Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.[/p][/quote]If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers. @pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire.[/p][/quote]Chicken George's favourites were the Salvation Army Band. he would conduct, dance and sing along in his own inimitable style. He had a mate Hovis Harry, tall chap with wavy white hair. Surprised no-one's mentioned Russell & Dorrell, a proper department store. How about the classic Worcester conversation from two guys walking down the High Street; "Orright", "Orright" if you were lucky you might have got an "Orright pal"! On a topical note, what about the schools that have long since closed down like the Girl's Grammar and Sammy's. Before Vue came along there were 3 cinemas in the city centre, The Odeon, The Gaumont, and The Scala. They used to have major concerts at The Gaumont like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on the same bill in the 60's, and Queen supporting Mott The Hoople in the 70's. The local football derbies between Worcester City and Hereford United; Kidderminster Harriers used to be a couple of divisions below City. All memories of happier and probably more innocent times. Giorgos
  • Score: 9

10:43am Wed 2 Jul 14

Ted Elgar says...

Russell & Dorrell.. a "proper" department store,, which was only possible as the result of the clearance of Lich Street and the Lich Gate. What could be more Worcester than the destruction of our cultural heritage? You could also add the "proper car park" where the concert hall used to be and the "proper" supermarket where the theatre used to be.
Russell & Dorrell.. a "proper" department store,, which was only possible as the result of the clearance of Lich Street and the Lich Gate. What could be more Worcester than the destruction of our cultural heritage? You could also add the "proper car park" where the concert hall used to be and the "proper" supermarket where the theatre used to be. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

BlogIT wrote:
...Or the Skating Rink in the Cornmarket, or Saturday Morning Pictures at the Gaumont ("we come along on Saturday Morning greeting everybody with a smile") who remembers the Joke Shop in new St?? I could go on for hours.. memories flooding back now. Does anybody else have such memories?
yeah, Vic's
[quote][p][bold]BlogIT[/bold] wrote: ...Or the Skating Rink in the Cornmarket, or Saturday Morning Pictures at the Gaumont ("we come along on Saturday Morning greeting everybody with a smile") who remembers the Joke Shop in new St?? I could go on for hours.. memories flooding back now. Does anybody else have such memories?[/p][/quote]yeah, Vic's liketoknow
  • Score: 4

12:06pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

Johnny O'shea
Johnny O'shea liketoknow
  • Score: 0

12:30pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

Giorgos wrote:
Catherine Phillips wrote:
Jhibro wrote:
Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.
If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers.

@pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire.
Chicken George's favourites were the Salvation Army Band. he would conduct, dance and sing along in his own inimitable style. He had a mate Hovis Harry, tall chap with wavy white hair. Surprised no-one's mentioned Russell & Dorrell, a proper department store. How about the classic Worcester conversation from two guys walking down the High Street; "Orright", "Orright" if you were lucky you might have got an "Orright pal"! On a topical note, what about the schools that have long since closed down like the Girl's Grammar and Sammy's. Before Vue came along there were 3 cinemas in the city centre, The Odeon, The Gaumont, and The Scala. They used to have major concerts at The Gaumont like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on the same bill in the 60's, and Queen supporting Mott The Hoople in the 70's. The local football derbies between Worcester City and Hereford United; Kidderminster Harriers used to be a couple of divisions below City. All memories of happier and probably more innocent times.
Harry Knowles, Stan Round,Bob Knight , Howard Madely, Bobby M'cewan. St George's Lane,St Georges laundry .The Corona Works.
[quote][p][bold]Giorgos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Catherine Phillips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jhibro[/bold] wrote: Okay, I'm 16, born in Birmingham, but moved to Worcester when I was a baby. So already, I'm off to a bad start when it comes to #1 on this list. However, as for the rest, apart from #10, I cannot relate at all to this list. I've also, never in my life heard anyone from Worcester, or anywhere else, call Worcester "The Woo". I have no clue who Chicken George is, didn't see him perform, or the TV series " The Roots". I just know Pat and his Rasta mates, 'cus my dad used to Busk with them back when he used to be a busker and that.[/p][/quote]If you're 16 Chicken George would have been before you're time I'm afraid. Big character in Worcester who used to dance along with the buskers. @pinkfluff - The Shire is what my husband calls Worcestershire.[/p][/quote]Chicken George's favourites were the Salvation Army Band. he would conduct, dance and sing along in his own inimitable style. He had a mate Hovis Harry, tall chap with wavy white hair. Surprised no-one's mentioned Russell & Dorrell, a proper department store. How about the classic Worcester conversation from two guys walking down the High Street; "Orright", "Orright" if you were lucky you might have got an "Orright pal"! On a topical note, what about the schools that have long since closed down like the Girl's Grammar and Sammy's. Before Vue came along there were 3 cinemas in the city centre, The Odeon, The Gaumont, and The Scala. They used to have major concerts at The Gaumont like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on the same bill in the 60's, and Queen supporting Mott The Hoople in the 70's. The local football derbies between Worcester City and Hereford United; Kidderminster Harriers used to be a couple of divisions below City. All memories of happier and probably more innocent times.[/p][/quote]Harry Knowles, Stan Round,Bob Knight , Howard Madely, Bobby M'cewan. St George's Lane,St Georges laundry .The Corona Works. liketoknow
  • Score: 3

1:19pm Wed 2 Jul 14

CarlWPF says...

pennyworth wrote:
You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is.
It is fascinating how at some point over the past 12 months there has been a trend for people turning right onto Newtown Road from Midland Road to proceed as if they have priority over traffic “turning left” into Newtown Road (from the direction of Shrub Hill Station). Perhaps if people knew what different road markings signified they would understand that actually it is the traffic approaching Newtown Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station has priority. How do we know this? Well for those who have never noticed, for drivers approaching Newtwon Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station there is a single unbroken white line on the road at the lights. This indicates that drivers are required to stop at and remain behind this line whilst the traffic lights are on red. As there is no second "dotted" white line there is no requirement to give way once the lights change to green.

For anyone driving down Midland Road from the direction of Wyldes Lane heading towards Shrub Hill, at the junction they encounter two white lines, the closest one to them being of the dotted” variety. This indicates a requirement to give way to traffic coming from the left or the right just as they would find at a T-junction. The fact is though that drivers are confused and despite the road markings, a seemingly increasing number of motorists interpret priority incorrectly. I have had drivers emerging from Midland Road blast their horn at me for not giving way to them. This suggests that they genuinely believe that they have the right of way. I have also been behind drivers at the sold white line who do nothing whilst 15 or 20 cars merrily drive out of Midland Road, turning right onto Newtown Road. This has been happening more frequently which I am sure is gradually changing the custom and practice of those using the junction.
[quote][p][bold]pennyworth[/bold] wrote: You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is.[/p][/quote]It is fascinating how at some point over the past 12 months there has been a trend for people turning right onto Newtown Road from Midland Road to proceed as if they have priority over traffic “turning left” into Newtown Road (from the direction of Shrub Hill Station). Perhaps if people knew what different road markings signified they would understand that actually it is the traffic approaching Newtown Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station has priority. How do we know this? Well for those who have never noticed, for drivers approaching Newtwon Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station there is a single unbroken white line on the road at the lights. This indicates that drivers are required to stop at and remain behind this line whilst the traffic lights are on red. As there is no second "dotted" white line there is no requirement to give way once the lights change to green. For anyone driving down Midland Road from the direction of Wyldes Lane heading towards Shrub Hill, at the junction they encounter two white lines, the closest one to them being of the dotted” variety. This indicates a requirement to give way to traffic coming from the left or the right just as they would find at a T-junction. The fact is though that drivers are confused and despite the road markings, a seemingly increasing number of motorists interpret priority incorrectly. I have had drivers emerging from Midland Road blast their horn at me for not giving way to them. This suggests that they genuinely believe that they have the right of way. I have also been behind drivers at the sold white line who do nothing whilst 15 or 20 cars merrily drive out of Midland Road, turning right onto Newtown Road. This has been happening more frequently which I am sure is gradually changing the custom and practice of those using the junction. CarlWPF
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Budweis-her says...

"Wurze yume gooin?"

"I's gooin on the buzz enn I bab".

Translated as "Where are you going?" and "I'm going on the bus".
"Wurze yume gooin?" "I's gooin on the buzz enn I bab". Translated as "Where are you going?" and "I'm going on the bus". Budweis-her
  • Score: 9

2:41pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

me dad yus ta say, 'I got nothing on me yud , i'm gunna ha summat ta yut'
me dad yus ta say, 'I got nothing on me yud , i'm gunna ha summat ta yut' liketoknow
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

scrappy Harrison's in lowesmoore
scrappy Harrison's in lowesmoore liketoknow
  • Score: 7

2:55pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

'Honkie's'
'Honkie's' liketoknow
  • Score: 8

6:01pm Wed 2 Jul 14

worcestersfinest says...

You know when you're from Worcester when people refer to you as bert and use words such as you'm and they'm, and people younger than you call you 'son'
You know when you're from Worcester when people refer to you as bert and use words such as you'm and they'm, and people younger than you call you 'son' worcestersfinest
  • Score: 6

6:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

gemma6 says...

You know you're from Worcester when you use the term 'robble' to mean screwing up or crumpling a piece of paper, blanket or piece of cloth.
You know you're from Worcester when you use the term 'robble' to mean screwing up or crumpling a piece of paper, blanket or piece of cloth. gemma6
  • Score: 4

7:04pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Grumbleweed Connection says...

'er met 'er 'usband in 'onkie fletcher's and now 'er's babbied up 'er am! Yep she's a woossie!
'er met 'er 'usband in 'onkie fletcher's and now 'er's babbied up 'er am! Yep she's a woossie! Grumbleweed Connection
  • Score: 3

9:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

the angel vaults, the bridge inn and the reindeer. 3 pubs you could take kids in.
the angel vaults, the bridge inn and the reindeer. 3 pubs you could take kids in. liketoknow
  • Score: 4

8:24am Thu 3 Jul 14

mrloverman says...

You know you're from Worcester.... by looking at the address on your mail.
You know you're from Worcester.... by looking at the address on your mail. mrloverman
  • Score: 4

11:50am Thu 3 Jul 14

Ted Elgar says...

I wish the people who whinged about traffic flow on here would do it in a strong Worcester dialect so we couldn't understand what they are saying.
I wish the people who whinged about traffic flow on here would do it in a strong Worcester dialect so we couldn't understand what they are saying. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Robot 3021 says...

"The Woo" has got me absolutely fuming. Take a long hard look at yourselves, people.

I realise this reflects just as badly on me, and is a scarily accurate insight into my mental well-being.

But The Woo. Honestly. Good god. I'm strongly considering a strongly worded letter to my MP. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
"The Woo" has got me absolutely fuming. Take a long hard look at yourselves, people. I realise this reflects just as badly on me, and is a scarily accurate insight into my mental well-being. But The Woo. Honestly. Good god. I'm strongly considering a strongly worded letter to my MP. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE. Robot 3021
  • Score: 6

1:48pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Ted Elgar says...

We aint nothing to ##ck with though.
That much is true.
We aint nothing to ##ck with though. That much is true. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
I wish the people who whinged about traffic flow on here would do it in a strong Worcester dialect so we couldn't understand what they are saying.
woors all dis traffic **** from it enna get thru thur!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: I wish the people who whinged about traffic flow on here would do it in a strong Worcester dialect so we couldn't understand what they are saying.[/p][/quote]woors all dis traffic **** from it enna get thru thur! liketoknow
  • Score: 2

11:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

its all spin says...

You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies".
You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies". its all spin
  • Score: 7

11:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LindaJS says...

Hmmm. Worcester born and bred but Perdiswell was always shortened to Perdis not Perdi. Never heard Worcester called The Woo tho. Don't know if anyone knows this but our very own Chicken George is immortalized on the wall of Cathedral Plaza. Take a look next time you are over that way. George Cowley who????? Also you have neglected to mention the Spitfire and Gloucester Javelin that used to stand with pride at Perdiswell, King John's tomb, our civil war history. Never mind the cone on Sir Eddie's 'ed. Let the kids have a little fun as long as they don't cause any damage. There are worse things they could be doing. And moaning about the traffic??? That is not specific to Worcester.
Hmmm. Worcester born and bred but Perdiswell was always shortened to Perdis not Perdi. Never heard Worcester called The Woo tho. Don't know if anyone knows this but our very own Chicken George is immortalized on the wall of Cathedral Plaza. Take a look next time you are over that way. George Cowley who????? Also you have neglected to mention the Spitfire and Gloucester Javelin that used to stand with pride at Perdiswell, King John's tomb, our civil war history. Never mind the cone on Sir Eddie's 'ed. Let the kids have a little fun as long as they don't cause any damage. There are worse things they could be doing. And moaning about the traffic??? That is not specific to Worcester. LindaJS
  • Score: 2

12:27pm Sat 5 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

its all spin wrote:
You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies".
Or the Co-Op 'Leo's'
[quote][p][bold]its all spin[/bold] wrote: You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies".[/p][/quote]Or the Co-Op 'Leo's' iamthebinman
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Sat 5 Jul 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Those who are too young to remember Chicken George could always do a search on this site.
There are lots of archived articles about him. It might give you some idea of what people are going on about.
Those who are too young to remember Chicken George could always do a search on this site. There are lots of archived articles about him. It might give you some idea of what people are going on about. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Sat 5 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

iamthebinman wrote:
its all spin wrote:
You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies".
Or the Co-Op 'Leo's'
windshield's before that
[quote][p][bold]iamthebinman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]its all spin[/bold] wrote: You know your from Worcester when you still call Lowesmoor fish bar "honkies".[/p][/quote]Or the Co-Op 'Leo's'[/p][/quote]windshield's before that liketoknow
  • Score: 3

10:46am Sun 6 Jul 14

UK2AUS says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
.. and I read somewhere that "tump" is from Welsh (twmp?) for hill or knoll. (I'm sure someone Welsh can shoot me down here).
Bowl barrow, a type of burial mound.
Tump (hill), a hill in the UK with a 30 metre prominence
I think you may be right Ted as I found this on the comp
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: .. and I read somewhere that "tump" is from Welsh (twmp?) for hill or knoll. (I'm sure someone Welsh can shoot me down here).[/p][/quote]Bowl barrow, a type of burial mound. Tump (hill), a hill in the UK with a 30 metre prominence I think you may be right Ted as I found this on the comp UK2AUS
  • Score: 0

12:53pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Ted Elgar says...

Chicken George seemed to favour dancing at the old Lich Street end of town. He was a bit like the ghost of old Worcester hanging around that concrete edifice and poking fun at it.
Chicken George seemed to favour dancing at the old Lich Street end of town. He was a bit like the ghost of old Worcester hanging around that concrete edifice and poking fun at it. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 2

9:44am Mon 7 Jul 14

Dukey123 says...

Anyone calling it "The Woo" should be publicly gassed.
Anyone calling it "The Woo" should be publicly gassed. Dukey123
  • Score: 4

12:01am Wed 9 Jul 14

rjobyn says...

CarlWPF wrote:
pennyworth wrote:
You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is.
It is fascinating how at some point over the past 12 months there has been a trend for people turning right onto Newtown Road from Midland Road to proceed as if they have priority over traffic “turning left” into Newtown Road (from the direction of Shrub Hill Station). Perhaps if people knew what different road markings signified they would understand that actually it is the traffic approaching Newtown Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station has priority. How do we know this? Well for those who have never noticed, for drivers approaching Newtwon Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station there is a single unbroken white line on the road at the lights. This indicates that drivers are required to stop at and remain behind this line whilst the traffic lights are on red. As there is no second "dotted" white line there is no requirement to give way once the lights change to green.

For anyone driving down Midland Road from the direction of Wyldes Lane heading towards Shrub Hill, at the junction they encounter two white lines, the closest one to them being of the dotted” variety. This indicates a requirement to give way to traffic coming from the left or the right just as they would find at a T-junction. The fact is though that drivers are confused and despite the road markings, a seemingly increasing number of motorists interpret priority incorrectly. I have had drivers emerging from Midland Road blast their horn at me for not giving way to them. This suggests that they genuinely believe that they have the right of way. I have also been behind drivers at the sold white line who do nothing whilst 15 or 20 cars merrily drive out of Midland Road, turning right onto Newtown Road. This has been happening more frequently which I am sure is gradually changing the custom and practice of those using the junction.
Taxi drivers are the worst for this!
[quote][p][bold]CarlWPF[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pennyworth[/bold] wrote: You know you're in Worcester when you have to negotiate that ridiculous road junction between Midland Road, Shrub Hill Road and the railway bridge, where no-one ever knows whose priority it is.[/p][/quote]It is fascinating how at some point over the past 12 months there has been a trend for people turning right onto Newtown Road from Midland Road to proceed as if they have priority over traffic “turning left” into Newtown Road (from the direction of Shrub Hill Station). Perhaps if people knew what different road markings signified they would understand that actually it is the traffic approaching Newtown Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station has priority. How do we know this? Well for those who have never noticed, for drivers approaching Newtwon Road from the direction of Shrub Hill Station there is a single unbroken white line on the road at the lights. This indicates that drivers are required to stop at and remain behind this line whilst the traffic lights are on red. As there is no second "dotted" white line there is no requirement to give way once the lights change to green. For anyone driving down Midland Road from the direction of Wyldes Lane heading towards Shrub Hill, at the junction they encounter two white lines, the closest one to them being of the dotted” variety. This indicates a requirement to give way to traffic coming from the left or the right just as they would find at a T-junction. The fact is though that drivers are confused and despite the road markings, a seemingly increasing number of motorists interpret priority incorrectly. I have had drivers emerging from Midland Road blast their horn at me for not giving way to them. This suggests that they genuinely believe that they have the right of way. I have also been behind drivers at the sold white line who do nothing whilst 15 or 20 cars merrily drive out of Midland Road, turning right onto Newtown Road. This has been happening more frequently which I am sure is gradually changing the custom and practice of those using the junction.[/p][/quote]Taxi drivers are the worst for this! rjobyn
  • Score: 0

7:03am Wed 9 Jul 14

Marigoldtearooms says...

My favourite 'worcester talk' was when some northern friends of ours had their driveway redone, the workers ended by proclaiming 'you'm happy, we'm happy, we'm off'
I've lived in Australia for nearly 10 years now and I still miss Worcester greatly...
My favourite 'worcester talk' was when some northern friends of ours had their driveway redone, the workers ended by proclaiming 'you'm happy, we'm happy, we'm off' I've lived in Australia for nearly 10 years now and I still miss Worcester greatly... Marigoldtearooms
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Wed 23 Jul 14

worcesterwwfc says...

ChrisPorter wrote:
I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo.
Me neither the woo! Ridiculous
[quote][p][bold]ChrisPorter[/bold] wrote: I was born and bred in Worcester but never, never heard it called woo.[/p][/quote]Me neither the woo! Ridiculous worcesterwwfc
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

thompson9100 says...

Ah, chicken George! I remembers 'I'm playin a toy trumpet in Angel place when I was about 4. Think e was also dancing in Blackfriars one day and my mum told me not to go near him but he fascinated me back then. I miss the Swiss, and the greasy spin in the golden lion my dad used to take me to. A phrase I hear lots is "ellet" meaning isn't it.
Ah, chicken George! I remembers 'I'm playin a toy trumpet in Angel place when I was about 4. Think e was also dancing in Blackfriars one day and my mum told me not to go near him but he fascinated me back then. I miss the Swiss, and the greasy spin in the golden lion my dad used to take me to. A phrase I hear lots is "ellet" meaning isn't it. thompson9100
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

RosieTheRoadWitch says...

I used to love going into the Bakers near the Cathedral and getting a nice,stil warm Lardy Cake (was it 'Claptons')., then wandering down the Shambles on a Saturday,maybe a beer in the Swan with two neks/Dirty Duck in the evening ...
I used to love going into the Bakers near the Cathedral and getting a nice,stil warm Lardy Cake (was it 'Claptons')., then wandering down the Shambles on a Saturday,maybe a beer in the Swan with two neks/Dirty Duck in the evening ... RosieTheRoadWitch
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