Our latest column piece from the Malvern Museum team:
MALVERN Museum’s winter lecture programme begins on Friday (September 26) with a talk looking at the early development of present day Barnards Green.
Its title Barnyards and Barneys in Barnards Green hints at the content, and covers some of the poignant details of one of the major farms in the area which, when sold, would lead to a rapid development of the commercial centre of Barnards Green.
The other aspect of the talk considers the role of two local men whose somewhat unseemly behaviour would lead to the creation of the Malvern Hills Conservators. Curious? Then do come along.
The October lecture (October 31), by Heather Whatley considers the life and work of Dame Laura Knight. This famous artist arrived in Malvern aged 53 and she remained for 30 years. Despite childhood poverty, her exceptional artistic talent saw her become the first female member of the Royal Academy and she was made a Dame in 1929.
The last talk before Christmas is on November 28 and is very relevant to this year’s commemoration of the Great War.
Given by the highly acclaimed members of Discover History, it will give the audience a chance to find out about conditions both in the trenches and on the Home Front, through the use of numerous artifacts and fascinating snippets about wartime practicalities.
The Worcestershire experience of the Great War will be a thread running through the evening. The First World War will also feature in the talks held after Christmas, offering insights into the ‘real war horse’ and an opportunity to hear and take part in war poetry and songs.
Lectures take place on the last Friday of the month, from September to April (excluding December), and refreshments are available. The venue is Christchurch Hall in Malvern and talks begin at 7.30pm, finishing by 9pm. We hope to see you there.