Some other local history publications
A history of Hanley Castle and Hanley Swan by Malcolm Fare
In June 2010 a new illustrated history of the
adjacent parish of Hanley Castle was published by The Hanleys’
Village Society. The book contains 150 illustrations and many accounts
of what life was like in the past
Published with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund
grant, the book is available from Hanley Swan village stores, local
bookshops and tourist offices at £10.
here to find out more
Recently on display at Malvern Library
Malvern library hosted a local history open day on 21st Feb 2010 to
showcase two new books about the Malvern area.
Also, in a side room, Cora Weaver gave talks about
the evacuation of children in WWII.
Malvern Through Time
Brian Iles introduced his new book 'Malvern Through Time' showing
images of Malvern, as it used to be, and colour photographs of Malvern as it
The pictures are taken from the same vantage point and it is
fascinating to compare then and now.
The new book is a worthy follow on to Brian's earlier book 'Images of
England, The Malverns' containing black and white photographs of bygone
Printed by Amberley Publishing PLC
ISBN 978 1 84868 223 8
Return to Duty
At an adjoining table Fran and Martin Collins spoke to visitors about their
new book 'Return to Duty', which is an account of Brickbarn Farm, Merebrook and
Wood Farm U.S. Army hospitals in Malvern, Worcestershire 1943 - 1945.
This is a follow on to their first book about the U.S. hospitals at
' Blackmore Park in WWII
All three hospitals were built by British contractors in
used by American hospital units until the end of the war in Europe.
Brickbarn Farm was occupied until December 1945.
This book looks at the day to day activities in the hospitals using
archive material and accounts and previously unpublished photos from
those who were there at the time. It also looks in depth at the stories
of some of the soldiers who passed through the hospitals. It
touches on the impact that the occupants of the camps, both patients
and medical staff, had on the surrounding area of Malvern.
Brewin Books 2010
ISBN 978 1 85858 454 6
Science comes to Malvern
Also on show at the open day were copies of another new book
published by local historian Dr Ernest Putley shortly before he died.
It is a short monograph telling the story of the development of
radar in Malvern from 1943 when the RAF Telecommunications Research
Establishment (TRE) came to Malvern to 1953.
The book is illustrated with diagrams and photos.
Published by Aspect Design, 2009
50 pages, price £5
Available from Beacon Books and Malvern Museum