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September 2018

Heritage Open Days

8 September @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Malvern Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday 8th September and Saturday 15th September, following other heritage centres that will be doing the same all over the country. Do call in to see the displays and be amazed by what happened in Malvern over hundreds of years.  Donations will still be welcome!

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Heritage Open Days

15 September @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Malvern Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday 8th September and Saturday 15th September, following other heritage centres that will be doing the same all over the country. Do call in to see the displays and be amazed by what happened in Malvern over hundreds of years.  Donations will still be welcome!

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Beguiling Barbara Cartland – Stranger in our Midst by John Dixon

28 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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

Malvern’s Field of Remembrance

8 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Malvern Public Library, Graham Road
Great Malvern, WR14 2HU
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Malvern Town Council has organised a public act of remembrance 3 days before Armistice Sunday where wooden crosses will be planted in the grounds of Malvern Public Library to commemorate 450 Malvern men (and women) who lost their lives in the Great War. Many of the crosses will be placed by descendants of these men and the rest will be planted by 150 school children who have volunteered to take part.

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Festival of Remembrance

10 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Malvern Priory

Malvern Priory is hosting a Festival of Remembrance organised by Malvern Town Council.  It is open to all and there will be tributes paid to some of the local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War.  The names of all those with Malvern connections who lost their lives will also be read out. There will be songs, poems and reflections too.

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Remembrance Day Service

11 November @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Malvern Public Library, Graham Road
Great Malvern, WR14 2HU
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The 100th anniversary of the end of the the Great War will be commemorated across the district.  A Civic Remembrance Service will start with a parade from Malvern Library to Malvern Priory where a short service will take place.  The representatives of the armed forces will then parade back to the library where the two minute silence will be observed followed by the laying of wreaths.

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The Priory Gatehouse and Tudor Malvern by Paul Backhouse

30 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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.