Malvern Civic Society : May Programme
30 May 2019
Monthly Talks begin at 7pm at the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, WR14 1GD (off Townsend Way), close to The Malvern (Spa) hotel and Premier Inn.
There is a charge of £2 for members and £4 for non-members — this includes refreshments before each meeting.
Friday 10th May Talk: 'Highcroft Highlights' Faith Renger and Ann Backhouse from the Malvern Museum share the Museum’s research into the history of the house and its occupants. Highcroft, which lies almost completely hidden between Graham Road and Bank Street, was built in 1851 and four generations of the same family lived there. Faith and Ann will bring a wealth of information and artefacts to tell the story.
Wednesday 15th May Coach Excursion: Bristol. SS Great Britain and Brunel Museum SS Great Britain, a revolutionary ship designed by the great engineer I.K. Brunel and launched in 1843, now lies in the dry dock in which she was built. After sailing the world’s oceans, she was abandoned and only saved from dereliction in 1970. She has now been brilliantly restored in every detail. Now beside her is the brand-new museum, Being Brunel, which is the first national museum devoted to Brunel.
• Trip leader: John Dixon.
• Cost: £25 (To include tour of ship and museum entry). Maximum number 49
• Lunch: Bring your own or get a light lunch at the Harbourside Kitchen.
• Start: Avenue Road at 9am. Return at about 6pm.
Saturday 18th May Country Walk 10am start
Thursday 30th May Special Country Walk. 2.30pm start