Links to other pages and web sites
Here are some other pages and sites those living in the Malvern Hills area might be interested in:-
Age UK Malvern and District (has office at Great Malvern station)
Facebook, see Malvern History Page below
Aims to conserve Malvern's heritage in conjunction with organising interesting talks, walks and social functions.
A small group concerned with the generation of ideas, relating to the commercial success of Malvern, which are then developed by others.
Community Action run by volunteers can help if you need transport, eg to hospital, and do not have other means. There is a charge but they are very helpful.
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (near the Wyche Cutting)
Mobility scooter hire available for the disabled and less able
Snippets of information about the Malvern Hills edited by former Conservator Ray Roberts
Malvern Hills Conservators - see Malvern Hills Trust
This link takes you to the 'malvernwaters.com' website which contains an informative description of the springs and wells of the Malvern Hills, a list of books about the history of the area, and a section called Malverns Worldwide which lists a surprisingly large number of other towns named Malvern around the world. Confusingly, there is also a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, named Malvern, which often crops up in searches unless UK is included in the search box.
See also Malvern Spa Association below.
The Malvern Hills Trust is the new working name of the Malvern Hills Conservators.
On Facebook you will find a 'Malvern History Page' where many contributors have shared old photographs and stories about Malvern; an excellent resource.
The Malvern Spa Association was formed on 18th September 1998. Its aim is, with the community, to conserve, protect, restore and enhance Malvern’s spring water heritage. Click Springs on their navigation bar to learn more about the water cure.
This link takes you to the colourful official Tourist Guide for The Malverns which encompasses Malvern, Upton upon Severn and Tenbury Wells.
Malvern Town Council's neighbourhood plan.
Sight Concern has local groups which meet at Christchurch in Barnards Green, and Malvern Link URC.
The HIVE the new Worcester city and university library also housing the Worcester Records Office. It is built on the the old market site next to the bus station. Go cross bridge from level 1 or walk up ramp from Angel Place.
A community website for the residents of Wederburn Road Malvern, which contains a lot of interesting information about the history of this part of Malvern and memories of residents.
Charities and community support
The Malvern Hills foodbank provides emergency food parcels for people experiencing a temporary financial crisis, and who have been issued with a voucher by a referring agency. The new website explains how the foodbank works, and how you can help; it also includes a shopping list of the most needed items.
Malvern Hills Home-Start, a national charity offering help to isolated families and new parents. Local office contact details:-
Surgeries near Barnards Green:-
New Court Surgery, Prospect View
Malvern Health Centre, Prospect View
On the Dog Games website you can find information about training and harnesses for family pets that pull on the lead.
Kennels and Boarding
Remember to book boarding kennels well in advance as they are often full during peak holiday periods.
You have to pay, but Premium membership now includes access to the 1911 census, 1939 register and the National Probate Calendar.
Free access to ancestry.com can be had at Malvern library; you will need to reserve a computer
A useful resource but you have to pay; free access can be had at the British Library in London
UKBMD Links to Births, Marriages and Deaths
UKGDL Links to Genealogical Directories and Lists
UKMFH Links to Military Family History
Lisa Manners has offered some tips on where support for older adults might be found.
The NHS page above includes a link to advice about how much water to drink to avoid dehydration.
Drinking plenty of water is said to be good for joints.
Suppliers of occupational therapy and healthcare aids for the elderly and disabled. Has relocated from Malvern Link to Bishops Frome in Herefordshire.
Murrays, the chemist located next to the traffic lights in Malvern Link also stocks aids for the elderly.
Malvern Hills Foyer
Provides support for young people in housing need aged 16-23 with low to medium support needs around independent living. Started as a charity it now seems to be government funded through the District Council and managed by Fortis who are in the process of merging with the Waterloo Housing Group to become the Platform Housing Group.
St Paul's Hostel Worcester
Mission: To help people live through homelessness.
Maggs Day Centre Worcester
Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets. His death prompted members of several local churches to come together and form an action group. Their work led to a day centre being created in the former St Albans church, dedicated to helping the homeless people of Worcester. Maggs is located in Deansway not far from the cathedral.
Motoring and travel
Good road maps on the scale of 2.5 miles to 1 inch are becoming scarce, as many people are now relying on Satnav, but such maps are still obtainable from The Map Shop in Upton upon Severn.
The Internet based Freecycle network enables you to give away useful items free of charge as an alternative to throwing them in the bin. There is a Worcestershire group.
(glimpse of another Malvern on the far side of the world)
(choir has links with Worcester Cathedral)
A group of churches in Worcestershire, and beyond, support work in the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania click to find out more.
Useful DIY advice about wiring your home phone extensions and broadband.
Water services - AG Pritchard
(based near Pershore)
Roofing repairs - AR Sneddon & Sons
(based at Cotheridge)
Tree surgeon - Tree Time Arboricultural Services
(based in Malvern Link)
Walks, walking groups, and where to go
Information about walking on the Malvern Hills:-
Trail guides and information about cycle ways on the hills can be obtained from the Malvern Hills Trust offices in Grange Road and their website www.malvernhills.org.uk
Drill down into the Malvern U3A pages for details of the U3A walking groups.
Malvern Civic Society organise regular walks for members.
The 'Friends of the Malvern Hills' walking group has no website at present.
Web site development
Photo at top: the Malvern Hills viewed from Guarlford
Last updated 1st December 2020