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

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

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’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

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

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

Well Dressing 2022 Plans
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We are delighted to announce that plans for the 2022 May Day well-dressing event are well-underway. This is much-loved and highly-popular annual event and is brought to the town by Malvern Spa Association, with local businesses and community groups taking … Read More

2021 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. The event has always been well-attended, with the public responding enthusiastically to the chance of dedicating a note to family … Read More

Report and Photos of Well Dressing 2021
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Despite Covid-19, Malvern well-dressers rose to the challenge of dispelling the lock-down gloom. Teams dressed 46 wells, to this year’s theme of ‘Planets & Stars’. Gosh, what a magnificent display of dressings it is. As usual, the standard is considered … Read More

The Discovery of Ash Tree Pool
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In 2020, Anna Brook, co-owner of Iapetus Gallery in Great Malvern, contacted MSA. She had found what was later confirmed to be a previously-unidentified water feature on the Malvern Hills, below the Worcestershire Beacon, and just above (and in full-sight … Read More

MSA Summer Exhibition 2021
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Featuring photographs by Jan Sedlacek, Digitlight Photography Malvern Spa Association is delighted to announce the opening of its 2021 Summer Exhibition, in Great Malvern on Monday 26th April. The gallery is along the walkway between Waitrose and Church Street. Please … Read More

Malvern Well Dressing 2021
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After last year’s cancellation we are really looking forward to Well Dressing in 2020 When and Where What: Malvern Well Dressing Where: Around Malvern When: Saturday 1st May to Sunday 9th May Why: For the love of it – why … Read More

MSA All Souls’ Day 2020 : Report & Photos
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The MSA has been dressing for All Souls since 2010. It brings a nice balance to the year’s events, falling opposite in the calendar to the larger May Day dressing festival. The origin of All Souls’ Day Lionel Shorestone started … Read More

All Souls’ Day Well-dressing & Blessing
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Lower Wyche Spout Sunday 25th October & Sunday 8th November 2020 We are approaching the time of ‘All Souls’. Every year, the MSA organises a well-dressing event at which people of all faiths and beliefs come to remember and cherish … Read More

Autumn 2020 Newsletter Issued
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The latest edition of the newsletter can be read here