The Malvern Civic Society hold monthly meetings with talks from speakers on a wide variety of topics.
Our meetings are held in the Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, WR14 1GD. The Eden Centre is close to The Malvern (Spa) Hotel and Premier Inn, off Townsend way. There is a charge of £2 for members and £4 for non-members, which includes refreshments from 7pm before each meeting.
Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts are 7.30pm.
Paul Harding and Helen Lee of ‘Discover History’ were winners of the Worcestershire Education Award in 2017 for Community Engagement and their talks are highly recommended. Find out more about the fascinating history of Worcester and the making of a cathedral city. This compliments our visit to Worcester Cathedral in March.
Powick Hospital was opened in 1852 as the Worcestershire City and County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It finally closed in 1989 and very little now remains. Ken Crump, one of our members, trained and worked there as a Registered PsychiatricNurse from1963 until 1989. He has a wealth of knowledge about the extensive buildings and many people who were treated there. The young Edward Elgar held one of his first musical appointments here as master of the Asylum Band.