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List of local and social history articles, and biographies

Sine bookmark c. 123-mcc.comThis menu lists our pages about local and social history, which are mainly about the Malvern Hills area of the UK, but you will also find some miscellaneous stories and biographies, many sparked from talks we have attended in retirement and chatting to friends.

A few pages can also be reached from the Photo Gallery menu.

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Local history (Malvern Hills and surrounds)

Social history


Local history (Malvern Hills and surrounds)

A short history of Malvern

The Victorian 'water cure' doctors of Great Malvern

Out and about in Malvern Link

A stroll around Great Malvern

A stroll down Abbey Road Great Malvern

A stroll down Back Lane Great Malvern

A stroll down Orchard Road Great Malvern

A stroll down Worcester Road Great Malvern

College Road and Townshend House

Rose Bank Gardens

Shops in Worcester Road Great Malvern

Priory Park Mansion

Great Malvern Priory and its churchyard (miscellaneous)

Great Malvern Cemetery

Great Malvern library and War Memorial

Roll of the Men of Malvern who fell in the Great War

Malvern Wells Cemetery

Churches in and near Malvern (photo album)

Burial grounds in Great Malvern and surrounds

John Archer 1791-1877 (hotel keeper)

List of artists and photographers associated with Malvern

About Madresfield in Worcestershire

St Leonard's Newland churchyard and choristers' war memorial

Malvern schools then and now

Memories of The Hill School by Tony Gwynn-Jones

Memories of the Link School by Everett Jones

The Story of The Abbey School Malvern Wells

Malvern private schools - list transcribed from Littlebury's Trade Directory of 1873

Malvern utilities then and now

Davenham then and now

(History of a residential home for the elderly and mini-biography of Charles William Dyson Perrins)

Malvern 1902 telephone directory

The Nether Grange Estate, the Mason family and the Victorian hydros of Great Malvern

Nelson, John (a soldier of the Great War)

Past Malvern residents and visitors

Hatley St George and familes that lived there

Holly Mount mansion and families that lived there

Rothwell and Milbourne's garage

Street directory of Graham Road, Malvern, 1911

Street directory of Graham Road, Malvern, 2016

Street directory of Priory Road, Malvern, 1911

Street directory of Priory Road, Malvern, 2018

Barnards Green, Malvern, then and now

A tour of Barnards Green shops in 2012

The Dymock Poets

Transcription of the Will of Major General William Henry Beckwith

(whose daughters are buried in the churchyard of St Mary Guarlford)

Casualties of the Great War - menu

(The menu contains links to some of the casualties we have discovered during our research and Rolls of the Fallen)

Red Cross and military hospitals in the Malvern Hills area

Social history

The Social history section lists articles of a more general nature which are  not related to Malvern.

Companies then and now

(A brief history of some radio, TV and engineering firms)

Farnborough Court Red Cross hospital

Michie Hospital

(About a Red Cross hospital in London 1916 - 1919)

Victorian Art and Artists - 'The McCulloch Collection' overview and menu

Review of books about George McCulloch and Broken Hill

(historical background to the McCulloch Collection of Modern Art)

Review of reference book about The McCulloch Collection of Modern Art

Barnett Samuel Marks (Victorian painter)

The Glasgow Boys (review of a book about  a group of painters)

Wucha Jawar Camp on the North West Frontier of India

(Photos of an Indian army field battery circa 1930 - 1940)


The Biographies section mostly lists interesting stories about notable Malvern residents, particularly schoolteachers, but amongst these you will find a few stories about other people we have researched having no connection with Malvern.

Ben-Ayad, Abdullah of Tunis

Birley, Reverend John Lindsay (schoolmaster and organist)

Cooper, Caroline (Victorian schoolmistress)

(who started one of the first private schools for girls in Malvern)

Craddock, Stephen (mayor of Wolverhampton)

(putting a name to a Victorian photograph)

Cundell, Len (racehorse trainer)

(Tenuous link to Lester Piggot's uncle Victor Thomas Cannon Piggot who ran a betting shop in Great Malvern and lived in Hall Green)

Dunlop, Norman Gordon Edward (chartered accountant)

Duplock, Julia Marten (Victorian schoolmistress)

(a colleague of Caroline Cooper)

Dyson Perrins, Charles William (a local benefactor, see under Davenham above)

Elmslie, Edmund Wallace (architect)

Elmslie, Alice Gray (cousin of Edmund Wallace)

Farmer, Alice Kate (school mistress and councillor)

Farmer, Alice Kate (obituary)

Firth, Florence Kate (school mistress)

Flint, Amy (school mistress)

Glazier, Edward Victor Denis (Director of RRE 1967-1972)

Greenslade, Isabel (a founder of Malvern Girl's College)

Grindrod, Ralph Barnes, MD (water cure doctor)

Henley, Samuel, and William Bidwell

(two Victorian artists, father and son, who visited Malvern)

Jenkins, John Sloggett (newspaper proprietor)

Judson, Florence and Alice (head teachers)

see under The Story of The Abbey School Malvern Wells

Leighton, Janet (Victorian schoolmistress)

(founder of Lawnside school)

Lewis, Ethel Mary (nursing sister)

(who nursed in NZ and in WWI)

Lloyd, Revd William Edward (a blind clergyman)

MacWhirter, John (Victorian artist)

May, Norman John (photographer)

MacKenzie James (a Victorian gentleman)

McGavin, Lawrie Hugh (surgeon)

Merton, Zachary (benefactor)

Miller, George Murray (a Victorian soldier)

Morris, Charles (Victorian benefactor)

Munn, George Shaw (Rector of Madresfield)

Norman, Henry (a soldier of the Great War)

Oldmeadow, James Charles (Victorian artist)

Puckle, Charles Edward Murray (a soldier of the Great War)

Quill, Ernest Jack DCM (journalist)

Romney, John Orde

(About the great grandson of famous portrait painter George Romney and the Romney family of Whitestock Hall)

Sayle, Gladys (founder of Ellerslie school)

Sellar, Robert (Australian merchant)

Stevens, Matthew Thomas (newspaper proprietor)

Walker, Rev William (Victorian schoolmaster)

Yeats, George Paterson (Victorian artist)

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