Malvern Hills



Many members may be disappointed to note that the Croome Canteen does not feature as a venue. Unfortunately the National Trust has found an increase in the number of visitors who have complained because the canteen facilities are unavailable to them during our Talks.  As a result we have been asked to make alternative arrangements and there will be more talks held at the Hanley Swan Memorial Hall this year.

Our Venues

Powick Parish Hall WR2 4RT
Hanley Swan Memorial Hall WR8 0DA


An admission fee of £2 (to include coffee/tea and biscuits) will be charged at each of the talks, except the AGM. At morning and evening meetings, refreshments will be served 30 MINUTES BEFORE the start of the meeting. At afternoon meetings, the refreshments will be served at the end of the talk.

If a meeting is in doubt because of inclement weather, please telephone the Talks Organiser, or check the website.


Saturday 3rd February 2018 Powick 2.30pm
(Refreshments to follow)


After the formal business of the AGM and a refreshment break Peter Riley will give another of his ever-popular presentations based on in National Trust land and properties.

Peter has called this talk  “PEOPLE AND PLACES”


Tuesday 13th March 2018 Powick 7.30pm
(Refreshments 7.00pm)


A practising Architect from Wolverhampton, Keith Cattell talks on ecclesiastical architecture and related topics including a 1000 Years of Stained Glass and the Cathedral Builders.


Monday 9th April 2018 Hanley Swan 7.30pm
(Refreshments 7.00pm)


Anthony is an experienced speaker who gives talks throughout the West Midlands. He talks on many subjects and is especially interested in the golden era of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
Another of his interests lies in the history behind Pub Signs. Anthony photographs these on his travels and his nation-wide collection now numbers about 15,000 images. He is a past-Chairman of the Inn Sign Society.
His talk to us will feature about twenty notable persons with strong connections to our county.


The talks programme will resume in the Autumn