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The Malvern Civic Society's Events Diary



The Malvern Civic Society's Events Diary can also be downloaded as a .pdf file.


Saturday 20 May - A Country Walk

Hope end to Colwall, (led by Cora Weaver) through some lovely Herefordshire countryside (using the bus to get to the starting point, leaving either from Rose Bank Gardens or Colwall Park Hotel next to the Railway Station).  If you would like to join this walk, or would like further details, please contact Cora Weaver (01684 561215).


Sunday 21 May - Coach excursion: 

Berkeley Castle and Dr Jenner’s House

This day out gives us the chance to visit both the third oldest continuously-occupied castle in England (after the royal fortresses in London and Windsor) and the home of a doctor who changed the world thanks to his discovery of vaccination. 


Friday 9 June - Talk: Philip Clissett, a Victorian chair-maker


Mike Abbott, himself a chair-maker, will talk about Philip Clissett, who influenced and inspired the English Arts and Crafts movement. The Clissett family’s chairmaking tradition dates back to well before the 1770s.


Saturday 10 June - Local visit: Malvern St James School

Standing opposite Great Malvern Station and a significant landmark in the town, the main building of MSJ was once the Imperial Hotel. After a presentation about the school’s history we shall have the opportunity to tour round the buildings with the Archivist. 


Sunday 11 June - Visit to the Forest of Dean Railway

The Friends of Malvern's Railway Group is arranging a visit to Dean Forest Railway to include travel by steam train and a talk by senior railway staff.  All are member of MCS welcome - more details


Saturday 17 - 25 June - Midsummer Malvern


A week long programme of activities and events - more details


Saturday 1 July - A Country Walk

Starting at 10am, usually with a suitable place suggested for lunch afterwards. Details will be announced in Bandstand and on the Society’s website closer to each walk.  


Friday 14 July - Talk: Alex Coppock


Alex Coppock is an award-winning architect whose portfolio includes nationally important church re.orderings, for example All Saints in Hereford. He has also done barn conversions turning them into comfortable and beautiful buildings to live in. 


Saturday 15 July - Coach excursion: A Day in the Cotswolds

A day of contrasts: a chance to tour Hook Norton Brewery, its history stretching back to 1849, and then a visit to St Mary’s, Chipping Norton, one of the largest of the Cotswold churches financed by the proceeds of the medieval wool trade. 


Wednesday 30 August - Local visit: A Day in Edgbaston

We visit two gems of the University of Birmingham, the Barber Institute — one of the UK’s finest small European art collections — and the Arts and Crafts Winterbourne House with its seven-acre garden. Travel by car or train (University station is just a few minutes’ walk away). 


Friday 8 September - Talk: Croome Court

Dr Eric Jones will talk about Croome Court, owned by the National Trust and the former home of the 6th Earl of Coventry. Its parkland estate created by Capability Brown contains temples, follies and statues. 


13 September - 18 September -  4* Northern Spain & the Picos Mountains

© Kevin Brewer / Malvern Civic Society

Staying five nights on half board basis at the 4* Olimpo Hotel at Playa de Isla, located on a promontory in a huge estate and with direct access onto private beaches, the hotel is ideally situated to explore Cantabria and the Picos Mountains.


 More detail.


Saturday 16 September - A Country Walk

Starting at 10am, usually with a suitable place suggested for lunch afterwards. Details will be announced in Bandstand and on the Society’s website closer to each walk. 


Wednesday 20 September - Coach visit: 78 Derngate


This journey to Northampton will give us the chance to tour the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There will be time to visit other places of interest in the town such as the Guildhall and Museum. 


Friday 13 October - Talk: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Andy Cameron will talk to us about the open- air museum of rescued buildings which have been relocated to its site in Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove. It has a collection of thirty historic buildings in gardens and a cider orchard. 


Thursday 19 October - Local visit: Avoncroftt

Following our talk about the Museum of Historic Buildings, this is an opportunity to see for ourselves what has been achieved. 

Travel by car.


Saturday 21 October - A Country Walk

Starting at 10am, usually with a suitable place suggested for lunch afterwards. Details will be announced in Bandstand and on the Society’s website closer to each walk. 


Friday 10 November - Annual General Meeting

The formal business will be followed by a talk from Anna and Bernard Taylor on their renovation of Elmslie House, winner of the 2016 Civic Society Award.


Saturday 18 November - Worcestershire Local History Forum Day School


The Society will be hosting this event in the Eden Centre. Full details will be available nearer the time. 



CIvic Week, ©Malvern Civic Society/Kevin Brewer


Booking form


Places on coach and local visits must be booked in advance 


- Booking form 2017


Please book at least three weeks in advance for coach visits and two weeks in advance for local visits and note that the terms and conditions for events and trips apply to all those making a booking..  



Monthly Talks


Our Monthly Talks are held in the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, WR14 1GD (off Townsend Way), close to the Malvern Hotel and Premier Inn, beginning at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available after the meeting and there is an inclusive charge of £2.



More information


For more information about any of our events please do not hesitate to contact Tony Whalley



Worcestershire Local History Forum


Details of events organised by The Worcestershire Local History Forum along with their  Newsletter can be found on their web site