Malvern

 

Legend that Caractacus was captured by the Romans and was taken to Rome. He impressed Emperor Claudius so was released.

 

 

 

Elgar (1857 - 1934) English composer buried at St Wulstan's Church,Little Malvern. 'Pompe and Circumstance' was performed for the first time in Wyche School next to the Church.

 

 

 

Fairy collecting water - From some original advertising for Malvern water. 

 

 

 

Holly well Malvern spring water - Best known for 'containing nothing at all ' Possibly the oldest bottling plant in the world.

 

 

 

Jenny Lind 'The Swedish nightingale (1820 - 1887) Lived at Wynds Point near British Camp and is buried in Great Malvern Cemetery.

 

 

 

Library Books -

 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived at Hope End.

 

W H Auden taught at Colwall.

 

Roget of Roget's Thesaurus, died and is buried in West Malvern.

 

W. Langford -Medieval poet. He mentions the Malvern's in 'The visions of Piers Ploughman’’.

 

 

 

'The Apple cart' - George Bernard Shaw wrote this play in 1928, for the 1st Malvern Festival.

 

 

 

Lamp posts - C S Lewis lived in Malvern as a child.  One appears near the beginning of 'The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe'. His friend JR.Tolkein, compared the Malvern Hills to the White mountains of Gondor. 

 

 

 

Gravestones - Annie Darwin, (1841-1851) daughter of Charles Darwin is buried in Malvern Priory.

 

 

 

Artist - Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) lived and painted in Malvern (1931 to 1961.)

 

 

 

Morgan Cars - Based in Malvern Link, founded in 1910.

 

 

 

Foliage corners and border - The iron decorative foliage at Great Malvern train station.

 

 

 

Worm- A building called 'The Worm' built in 1862 next to station, that linked the Imperial Hotel, now St James Girls' School.

 

 

Baptist Church - Original site of Hay Well Baths

 

 

 

Splash - Leisure Centre

 

 

 

Smiley mouth - Orthodontics.

 

 

 

Rhubarb - Home décor and gifts.

 

 

 

Old car - The Santler, built between 1889 and 1922. Possibly maker of the first British petrol car.

 

 

 

Q - Software Company.

 

 

 

Cube - Youth and community Trust.

 

 

 

Walkers - AONB. At least 6 walks around the Malverns. 

 

 

 

Snowman - Winter Gardens

 

 

 

Flowers - Blossom House Residential Home.

 

 

 

Sitting Girl - Jamie MCKelvie cartoonist and writer born in Malvern 1980. Suburban Glamour based on a fictional Malvern.

 

 

 

Man carrying Violin case - Nigel Kennedy has lived and played in Malvern. Wish I could have been at some of the party nights at St Ann's Well.

 

 

 

Praying Monk - Legend of St. Werstan. He escaped a Viking raid at his monastery near Deerhurst and established a cell near St Ann's Well. Legend says that Malvern grew after he was murdered, becoming one of the first Martyr.

 

 

 

Enigma - A nod to the rich history of science, mathematics at Malvern's Royal Radar & Signals Establishment. 

 

 

 

 

 

Donkey - They were used at St Ann's Well from 1817 to 1952 to help carry visitors, including a young Queen Victoria.

 

 

 

Tardis - Filmed Dr Who and the Krotons (1968), in the Tank Quarry

 

Buzzards sculpture - By Walenty Pytel

 

 

 

Rose - Tea Rose named after Malvern Rose Grower Mrs Foley Hobbs (1910)

 

 

 

Aldwyn Tower - Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd President of the United States, visited when he was 7.

 

 

 

Baptist Church - Original site of Hay Well Baths

 

 

 

Auctioneers Hammer - Philip Serrell Auctioneers

 

 

 

Edinburgh Dome - Built in 1977, houses squash courts and Gym area for St James Girls' School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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