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September 2018

Beguiling Barbara Cartland – Stranger in our Midst by John Dixon

28 September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3AY United Kingdom
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£2.00

John Dixon, President of Tewkesbury Historical Association, presents a talk on Barbara Cartland and her family connections in Gloucestershire. Barbara Cartland spent many years in Poolbrook Malvern, but her family had a home in Tewkesbury and the talk will give a lively insight into the family's fortunes, tragedies, successes and failures.

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October 2018

Vesta Tilley by Ray Sturdy

26 October @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3AY United Kingdom
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£2.00

Ray Sturdy returns to entertain us once again, this time with the life story of Vesta Tilley who rose up from nothing to become the highest paid music hall and theatre entertainer of her age. She was a Worcester girl and was best known for her male impersonations, especially military men, during the Great War. She remains an inspiration for what can be achieved with a determination to succeed in life.

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November 2018

The Priory Gatehouse and Tudor Malvern by Paul Backhouse

30 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3AY United Kingdom
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£2.00

Paul will give an illustrated talk to include an update on the recent conservation work on the Priory Gatehouse, focusing on its Tudor fabric. The rest of the talk will offer a fresh look at the division and descent of the local estates of Great Malvern Priory after their surrender to Henry VIII in 1539, featuring queens, royal servants and Catholic conspirators

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All Winter Lectures are held at Christchurch Hall in Avenue Road, Great Malvern, unless otherwise stated.

Lectures begin at 7.30 and admission is free to Friends of Malvern Museum or £2 for visitors.

Refreshments are served at the end of the evening for a small charge.