Greetings from the historic town of Malvern in Worcestershire
Wishing all our friends peace and joy at Christmas
Welcome to our 'hobby' website which has migrated to new domain www.the-malvern-hills.uk from www.123-mcc.com. If you have bookmarked individual pages you will need to replace the old domain name by the new one.
Our pages provide an overview of The Malvern Hills area of the UK, for friends and visitors, including some suggestions for how to get here, where to stay, and what to see. Some of the pages are several years old now, so check for up to date information if you are travelling.
You will find additional information which can be navigated by clicking the 'Other Resources' button above. There are, for example, pages that reflect on life from a retired person's point of view, about safety in the home, and researching your family history.
Our expanding 'History Section' contains short stories about bygone Malvern. See, for example, our feature about the Victorian 'mock gothic' houses in Abbey Road and the story about the Victorian 'water cure' Doctors of Great Malvern. These stories build upon the work of earlier historians, adding biographies of some of the people featured, and it is hoped these will be of interest to students researching local history.
There are also a few miscellaneous stories about people we have researched, having no connection with Malvern, that might be judged to fall within the category social history; another of our interests.
During 2014 we dipped briefly into the world of Victorian art, researched casualties of the Great War for the Guarlford History Group and recorded Rolls of the Fallen at Great Malvern library, the Priory, Madresfield, Newland and Hanley Swan. There are also some notes about the Commonwealth War Graves in Great Malvern cemetery.
In Autumn 2015 we finished creating a photographic record of headstones in the churchyard of St Mary's Guarlford, and we have added this to the Guarlford web-site. We also transcribed the 1884 - 1894 pages of the burial register of Great Malvern cemetery for the Malvern Family History Society which led us to Norman May died 1889 who founded a well known photographic studio in Church Street circa 1878. During 2015 we also added biographies, particularly of the founders of early Malvern Schools, and added to stories about Victorian houses in Great Malvern and some of the people that lived there, which we continued in 2016 - we were particularly fortunate to receive stories and photos enabling our page about past Malvern schools to be expanded considerably. Details of additions and changes to the website can be found on the What's New page.
In January 2018 we we rebadged our website 'Angus and Rosemary's Miscellany of Malvern' and in August 2018 we moved the website to new hosting and took the opportunity to acquire a new domain name; see our new logo opposite.
A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to our articles; that is greatly appreciated and of course it makes the stories much more interesting.
With emphasis now on the history of the area, you will find little about forthcoming events - for that it is suggested you either look at the Malvern Gazette website or contact the Tourist Information Centre at the top of Church Street. Alternatively click to open the excellent official Tourist Information Centre website about The Malverns.
There are some 'archived' pages about Quothquan and Biggar in Scotland which we visited a long time ago while on holiday; here we had experimented with a slightly different style for the navigation buttons.
The 'Index' button near the top right hand side of the Home page will take you to an A to Z index that supplements the site map, and may help if you get lost, whereas the menu icon at the very top right displays links as a list which may be useful to those using devices with a smaller screen such as tablets and mobile phones.
Those of you who have upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10 and are using the Microsoft Edge browser may have discovered a book shaped 'button' in the navigation bar named 'Reading View' (similar to that shown right). If you click this, and you are using a desktop PC, you will find many of our pages expand to full screen making the text easier to read; note however that, in the latest version of Microsoft Edge, photos are sadly stripped out.
If a page does not display correctly in your browser, links have stopped working, or information needs correcting do please let us know.
Photo above; a glimpse of Great Malvern Priory seen from the path up to St Ann's Well.
Great Malvern and Priory viewed from the east
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Last updated 5th December 2018