Elvis Presley at the Edgemere Drive-In

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Elvis Presley at the Edgemere Drive-In
The Edgemere Drive-In was a popular social spot in Shrewsbury.

SHREWSBURY – A recently acquired scrapbook provides a look back into the life and times of a (then) teen-aged young lady from Milford during the late 1950s. 

After reviewing the scrapbook, it becomes apparent that she, like many other teens back then, was very taken up with Elvis Presley, who was wildly popular during those years. 

There are several clippings regarding Elvis and his songs and appearances, including a photograph of him in one of his signature outfits. The photograph has his signature on it, but chances are it was not original. 

Another item, with a more local connection, is the ticket stub shown in our photograph — it is from the Edgemere Drive-In. 

The note in the scrapbook tells us: “Went to the Edgemere Drive-In to see Elvis!” This was followed by a menu from the iconic El Morocco Restaurant in Worcester, which had a note next to it: “We went to see Elvis Presley at the Edgemere Drive-In in Worcester (really Shrewsbury) with Johnny and Joanne. After we went to the El Morocco.” 

Today, the drive-in is long gone — a retail/apartment complex which includes a Market Basket store will soon be opening on the Route 20 site where it once stood.

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