of Malvern’s Railway
group, represented by Brian Iles and Chris Turner, sat on the
consultation group hosted by Worcestershire County Council
involved in the redevelopment of Malvern Link Station. They
ensured that the old buildings were demolished and the buildings
you see today constructed to be more in keeping with the
character of Malvern. The re-painting of the footbridge has also
been undertaken. This was not part of the redevelopment project
but Network Rail Birmingham was persuaded to bring forward the
re-painting from 2017 year. London
Midland has agreed to allow a team of volunteers to work on
clearing and planting the garden area north of the footbridge on
platform 2. If anyone is interested in helping please contact
Brian Iles firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd April 2014 Lord Faulkner of Worcester came to Great Malvern
Station and unveiled the totems, which Brian Iles had mounted
and hung in Lady Foley’s Tea Room. Lord Faulkner then unveiled
the luggage trucks which are located on platform 1 and in the
waiting room. The Rev John Guise acquired the rotting trucks
some ten years ago and had painstakingly restored them before
donating them through the society for display on the station.
Redfern has been consulted and has prepared the feasibility cost
of reconstructing the clock tower in wood, like the original.
The total cost is expected to be in the region of £400,000 and
the group has now been in consultation with Network Rail, London
Midland and Railway Heritage Trust to establish how much they
will fund. Railway Heritage Trust has indicated they will fund
in the region of £100,000. The residue will be down to us to
raise. The Friends of Malvern’s Railway has already started
approaching other possible funders. If you would like to donate
towards the clock tower project to go to the sponsorship
form. Read more about this story on the news
who would like to join the group, please contact Peter
Powerpoint fundraising talk is available to organisations on the
Worcester to Malvern Railway Line with emphasis on Malvern.
Clement for details.
you are interested in the timeline for the railway through Malvern,
visit:the Malvern Railways page here.