The Railway Bell Music Hall, St Martin's Gate

  • 16 Jan 2012
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In 1855, the Railway Bell was listed in the local Directories as a Beer Retailer, but in the 1860s it must have developed into more than just a beer house, for it is the only music hall listed in Worcester in the early Era Almanacks. The Era Almanack lists the Railway Bell as a Music Hall in 1868-69-70, with W.S.Smith as the proprietor, but after 1879, it is not included in the list of Worcester music halls. This was probably due to the accommodation not being of the standard then expected of a music hall, for the Railway Bell concert room continued to be used for entertainments and boxing bouts until the outbreak of the 1914 War.