New book to retell Malvern’s history

The history of Malvern is being retold for the next generation with the launch of a new book at a free, fun, family event.


The Explorer Extravaganza takes place at the Edinburgh Dome in Imperial Road on Wednesday, 21 June from 6pm to 8.30pm and features a host of activities including crafts, games and performances.


It is being held to celebrate the launch of a new book ‘Great Malvern – an unusually excellent guide for curious explorers’ which has been produced as part of the Great Malvern: Route to the Hills project. The book covers key events from the area’s history but in a fun and interactive way including puzzles, things to spot, stickers and more.


Free copies will be given away to children at the event, which is aimed at those aged 7 to 11, although features something for all ages.


There will be Victorian Games to play including hoop trundling and potato races, as well as the chance to uncover some hidden historical images by making ground stud rubbings.


There’s the opportunity to learn more about how the water cure propelled Malvern to fame by finding the clues hidden on a special trail and the chance to dress up and be photographed as a Victorian lady or gentleman.


Mr Barnard will also be entertaining with his array of amazing tricks including orange juggling and Christmas pudding spinning.


The event is free of charge and people can drop in at any time and stay for as long as they like.


Cllr David Watkins, portfolio holder for Healthier Communities on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Malvern and the surrounding area has a history to be proud of and this new book and launch event is a fun way of celebrating that, while ensuring our heritage remains alive for generations to come.”


To register interest in attending the event email