2022 All Souls Dressing of the Clock Tower, North Malvern
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At this time of year, for All Souls, the MSA dresses a spring or well in remembrance of lost loved-ones. As last year, the ceremony is based at the North Malvern Clock Tower. The dressing is simple yet poignant. Visitors … Read More

MSA Cards and Calendar for 2023
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Last year, the MSA’s Christmas cards were a great success, featuring photos of the Malvern Hills and springs taken by Jan Sedlacek of Digitlight Photography. Afterwards, many people asked if we could produce a range of cards suitable for all … Read More

Report and Photos of Well-dressing 2022
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What a wonderful weekend of Well-dressing! We hope you enjoyed visiting all the wells and spouts that were dressed this weekend. With a theme of “Literature” there were some wonderful recreations of favourite books. Narnia was a firm favourite with … Read More

Prizes for Well-dressing 2022
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The standard of entries for 2022 was very high. The Chairman’s cup plus a gold medal went to Thomas Gardiner’s descendants (Gardiner’s Common Spring). The Lionel Shorestone Award went to St Matthias’ primary school (Lord Sandys Spout) again, plus a … Read More

The Malvern Water Cure
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In Victorian times Malvern became famous as a spa and many people came here for a “Water Cure”. This involved being wrapped in sheets and blankets to sweat and then doused with cold war. A demonstration of the cure was … Read More

Malvern’s springs: what’s in the water?
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Many people in the Malvern area go to some trouble to collect spring water for using at home, but what is special about the water? It is not a secret that the local springs actually show quite a variation in … Read More

MSA patrons past and present
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The MSA’s first patron was Lord Sandys (otherwise known as Richard Michael Oliver Hill, the seventh Baron Sandys of Ombersley). At a national level, for several years he took an active role in the House of Lords, and between 1979 … Read More

Malvern Well-dressing & Water Festival – May Day 2022
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It’s almost May Day… And that means well-dressings, blessings, music, dance and much revelry! In 2020, the well-dressing event was cancelled altogether, although a few people dressed springs and their homes and gardens. Then in 2021, wells were dressed but … Read More

Visiting well-dressings 2022
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Before you visit the dressed wells, it’s probably a good idea to work out where they are, which ones you want to see (there are currently 57 on the list!!), and how you’re going to get there. Maps of the … Read More

Malvern Well-dressing & Water Festival – Dates for your Diary
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This is a full list of events happening during this year’s festival. Friday 29th April Well-dressing begins Saturday 30th April Well-dressing judgingHealth and well-being fair in Rosebank Gardens08.30 well blessing at St James’s Church, West Malvern10:30 & 14:30 minibus tours16.00 … Read More

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