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The Picton Garden Late Summer Flowers Plus New Local Art Festival Beautiful Skin And much more... Your local independent free community magazine


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Editor’s message

Welcome to the August issue of ‘All About Malvern’.

August 2010 Published and edited by: Sascha McDonald All About Local Magazines Ltd sascha@allabout-local.com 07906 573352 Photo Front Page: Photographed by Liz Greatwich from Lizzie’s Cards lizgreatwich@aol.com Graphic Design & Layout: All About Magazines Editorial: Sascha - 07906 573352 Advertising: Sascha - 07906 573352 Tina Palmer - 07952 591031 Distribution: All About Malvern is distributed to 7,000 homes and businesses in Malvern Booking Deadline: For September - 13 August

The summer school holidays have arrived. Let’s hope the sun will shine on us this month, so we can enjoy all the local events and activities that are happening. With two pages of listings outlining what is going on, plus many businesses advertising their summer activities, there should be something for everybody to enjoy. The first article will try to get you to venture over the Malvern Hills into the village of Colwall, in search of a gem of a garden, that comes to life in late Summer. I visit it each year and can assure you that it is worth a visit! There is also a new Art Festival organised in West Malvern. It is based on a French idea and it sounds like a different and fun way to enjoy local art. You will find more about it on page 12. The month will finish with a Beer Festival at The Chase Inn, a Food Festival and a Charity Concert , something to keep us busy and entertained during the Bank Holiday Weekend!

Have a great Summer Sascha McDonald, Publisher & Editor Specials in this Magazine for August: • Free Estimates, Eco Living p11 • Summer Sale, Robson Ward p16 • Offer on carpet cleaning, Chemdry p31 • Free dessert, Red Lion p33

Contents Features

6 The Picton Garden 21 Osteopath Case of the month

Regulars

12 All About...The West Malvern Arts Festival 18 Health Article: Beautiful Skin 24 Recipe 26 Community Focus: Oxfam Shop 32 Notice Board 34 What’s On in August 38 Index


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The Picton Garden Have you ever ventured over the hills in late summer, through the Wyche Cutting and down again into the village of Colwall? On the right just before you start to enter the heart of the village, you will find a gem of a garden, worth a visit from late summer until well into October. Some people will go to great earliest one start blooming lengths to create the perfect in July, but the bulk come garden. Paul Picton’s father was out at the end of September, one of them. He had a love of traditionally around the feast of exotic trees, which he would St Michael on 29th September. seek from different sources Most years they continue to plant at the Picton Garden through until November. in Colwall. Back in the 1950s Walking around the gardens is he used to order them from a family history stretching back a Mr Wada in Japan, and the almost 70 years. The origins trees would arrive in Colwall of each plant and how long its via the trans-siberian express! been here is all known. Just A gem of a garden, The effort has certainly paid over 400 different varieties of off. Today, and particularly in aster are maintained here, a worth a vistit from autumn, the variety of trees and fact which helps draw in visitors foliage create a spectacular late summer until every year from across Britain backdrop to a place, which in and further afield. The garden’s well into October. gardening terms has taken on a regular star on television national importance. gardening programmes as well Old Court Nursery, which stands at the side of the as many different gardening publications. Paul and road leading into Colwall from the Wyche Cutting, his wife Merry help answer research queries from began life at the start of the 20th Cenury when Ernest plant scientists who turn to them for their expertise. Ballard was looking for somewhere to indulge his Paul’s father’s other love was trees – and the site passion for Michaelmas Daisies. He was one of the has one of Britain’s best examples of a tree that foremost breeders of the plant and the nursery gave dates back to the time of the dinosaurs. Metasequoia him a base from where he created many new colours glyptostroboides was thought to be extinct until it and shapes. was re-discovered in China in the late 1940s. Two years later Paul’s father managed to get hold of some The Picton family took the place over just after the seeds and planted his own. Today it sits at the top of war and the nursery continued to flourish, thanks the site, and must be one of the best examples of its to the continuing popularity of Michaelmas Daisies kind in Britain. through the 1950s. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that Paul Picton, by this time running the family business, decided to take on the responsibility of running the National Collection Aug 4 - Aug 29 of Michaelmas Daisies. This involved a complete Sunday 1- 5pm re-design and rebuild of the garden, properly cataloguing everything there, and building the Aug 30 - Oct 17 collection thanks to a lot of research and occasional Daily 12 - 5pm help from other experts across the globe. Properly speaking, the daisies are autumn flowering asters, and the majority originate in North America, although a few are native to Europe and Asia. The

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All About... ...The West Malvern Arts Festival Laurie Gregory from West Malvern came up with the idea for an arts festival after seeing a similar event in France. From Friday 20th August until Sunday 22nd August visitors can follow a trail around West Malvern, and view or buy the art on display.

Tell us about the idea behind the festival.

The idea was conceived in France and is based on an Arts Festival run in a small and ancient village in Southern Normandy called Saint-Cénerie-le-Gérie. Our Festival will feature the work of up to 50 artists. A small Festival Committee, made up of eight people, has been established to help ensure it’s success.

And where will the art be on display?

and those that appreciate art. There is much enthusiasm at a local level which is most encouraging.

W ho’s involved? A large proportion of the village is involved

either as volunteers and helpers, venue hosts or as visitors to the festival, and we hope it will become an annual event with growing interest and support. Children will also be involved in the festival, including the WEST MALVERN opportunity to produce Arts Festival their own art under supervision at the 20th to 22nd August 2010 village school.

The Festival will follow some aspects of the french model by using garages, gazebos and living rooms in which to display the work, but we’ll also benefit thanks to the use of the Brewer’s Arms pub, St James’ C of E Primary School, St James’ Church and the Elim College. We’re hoping the artists will be closely grouped together between the Brewer’s Arms and the College, a distance of about 200 yards.

IWest s this a good place to display art? Malvern is delightfully situated on the western slopes of the hills and is likely to lend itself well to this festival. There’s never been an event like this here to our knowledge, but our area does attract a wide range of artists

What kind of Art can we expect?

All kinds of visual arts, the majority will be painters, we’ve got a little bit of sculpture, photography, jewellery, some weaving and some calligraphy.

Where does any profit from sales of art go?

The artists are free to exhibit and there’s no admission charge for the public. Where items are sold, we hope the artist will make a contribution of 15 percent to the Malvern Hills Foundation. This is a registered charity, set up in 2005, which we hope can build up a significant pot of money to benefit local causes in years and decades to come.

If you'd like to attend the West Malvern Arts Festival, look out for signposting to the event around the village between 20th & 22nd August. A programme for the event will also be available.

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1 block of firm tofu 2 small red onions 2 assorted peppers 1 courgette For the marinade ½ tsp crushed coriander seed ¼ tsp crushed red chillies zest of 1 lime juice of 1 lime 1 inch/2cm piece root ginger 1 tbsp natural syrup 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper

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Community Focus Oxfam Shop Malvern

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Jenna Wills, Regional Fundraising Manager, Midlands

Name: Wayne Rutter Organisation: Oxfam Role: Manager of Oxfam Shop, Established: 1942 Church Street, Malvern Address: Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY Contact: 07917 323 538, e mail jwills@oxfam.org.uk Details: Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Our shop in Church Street has over 40 volunteers, and they’re on the lookout for more! Oxfam are also starting up a new fundraising group in Malvern, where members will meet up once a month and organise fundraising events, ranging from cake sales to gala dinners, and are urging anyone interested to get in touch.

Thanks to the support of the community in Malvern, the Oxfam Shop on Church Street has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years to help the world’s poorest people. The shop sells quality donated clothes, a wide choice of books, music, homeware as well as new gifts, fairtrade food, jewellery and gardening products.

really excited about having a fundraising group in Malvern and getting even more people involved. We encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering in our shop or volunteering with the new community group to get in touch - the more, the merrier!”

“The group’s fundraising activities can be anything and everything in fact whatever they decide,” adds It has also started operating an online Oxfam shop Jenna Wills, the Regional Fundraising Manager. “It from it’s basement with more donations being sold can range from simple cake sales and collecting than ever before. Staffed by 40 volunteers, the shop money to elaborate gala dinners and volunteers could are desperate for more goods to be doing anything from marketing events or speaking sell, as donations have dropped to the media, to counting recently due to the recession. cash or brainstorming new “We are so grateful activities. There will be a role Oxfam is now looking to set up a to fit everyone and it will be for the support of the fundraising group in the Malvern entirely their choice! community in Malvern area. Wayne Rutter, Manager of the Oxfam Shop in Malvern, over the years and really This is a fantastic opportunity says: to help change the world excited about having an and make a real difference Oxfam fundraising group “We are hugely grateful for the to people living in poverty, with even more people support of the community in to meet new people in the getting involved.” Malvern over the years. It is Malvern community, develop thanks to our team of fantastic your skills and have fun! volunteers that we’re able to have such a great shop. We’re

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Now open: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 5.00pm

Outdoor Games & much more

Your local toy shop

Water Guns Footballs Kites

Summer Fun!

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Lee Hankins Carpenter and General Builder Property Maintenance All Aspects of building work undertaken Over 20 years experience

Call me for a free quotation Mobile 07967 372085 Home 01684 540164 lshankins@hotmail.com

Think Spring & Summer Think Chimney. Now is the time to do the chimney work

New look for your living space New stove - Woodburning, Multi-fuel or Gas New open fire Servicing - Sweeping & maintenance Solid Fuel, Gas or Oil boilers Accessories and spare parts

Be ready for the next freeze! Contact Rachel Bucknall & Sons

T/F 01905 756 048 M 07749 823 677 E gwbchimneys@tiscali.co.uk www.gwbchimneys.co.uk

Also, heating in and eating out this summer! New on the market Firebelly Flame Fire pit and Barbeque. Limited edition in red to celebrate the World cup.

Seasoned, Hardwood, Barn Stored

FIREWOOD

Greg Davies Wood Design

Bulk Builder’s Bag of Split Logs only £65

FREE DELIVERY

Bespoke Furniture Internal Joinery External Joinery Greg Davies Wood Design specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke wooden products with over twenty years experience in design and wood crafts. Whether you are replacing like for like or looking for a complete redesign, we can provide a solution that will fit your needs and your budget.

Tel: 01886 880028 Mob: 07966 755669 Email: gregory.davies@btinternet.com Web: www.gregdavieswooddesign.co.uk Lyndhurst, Bosbury Road, Cradley, Nr Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5JA

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BRIAN BARNETT SERVICES

HANDYMAN

For all your odd Job Requirements! Around the home and garden Painting & Decorating Tiling & general house maintenance Fence & shed repairs All garden work under taken All work carried out to an honest high standard Job or hourly rates available Public liability insured

D R LLOYD General Building

FREE, no obligation quotations 01684 569115 07971 866505 dafydd.lloyd1@btinternet.com

general building property maintenance decorating tiling plastering

MARVIN GOODGER CARPENTRY Bedroom Designing and Fitting Kitchen Fitting Bespoke Furniture General Property Maintenance Free No-obligation Quote No Job too Small Friendly Reliable Service Advanced City & Guilds Qualified

01684 560917

07968 968371

Steve’s Oddjob Service S O S

www.goodcarpentry.co.uk

SOS

Skilled Handyman with over 30 year experience

Fed up with those niggley jobs which just never get done? Here is your answer! For all types of jobs around the home

Household repairs and maintenance Gardening & Decking Flat Pack Assembly Decorating and Tiling Patio Cleaning Drainage & Ponds Any minor works and oddjobs All jobs considered - If in doubt – ask

For a Friendly Professional approach, call Steve

Mob: 07545 499075

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47 Worcester Road - Malvern - WR14 4AD 01684 573734 - info@malvernflooring.co.uk

Harcourt Design Associates Ltd Architecture and Surveying

Listed Building and barn conversion specialists New-build, replacement dwellings and extensions Laser surveying, 3D modeling, project management and co-ordination Providing traditional style and quality with the speed and precision of modern technology

www.harcourtdesignassoc.co.uk The Old Bell , Harcourt Road, Mathon, WR13 5PG

Tel / fax - 01684 568929

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HANLEY INTERIORS Chem-Dry Franchise of the Year 2000 & Technical Excellence Winner 2007

Spring Freshness All year round with...

Chem-Dry Hereford & Worcester Carpet, Upholstery and Curtain Cleaning Specialists Have • Most carpets dry in 1-2 hours Lounge your • Safe for children & pets cleaned carpet & we wil • Safe & nontoxic solution clean l carpets any other • Drier, cleaner & healthier in your h o on the s ame me • Beneficial for Allergy Sufferers 1/2 price day • 100% satisfaction - guaranteed

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Serving Herefordshire & Worcestershire Independently owned & operated All major cards accepted

Mathon 01684 540 122 www.hanleyinteriors.co.uk

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Notice Board

September Deadline: Monday 16 August Dear Sir/Madam. My name is Howard Bentham and I present the Breakfast Show on BBC Hereford & Worcester. On Monday August 23rd this year, I will hop on my bicycle for a week-long sponsored charity ride around Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It will be in aid of our Love Lives On Appeal for The Noah’s Ark Trust, our charity partner for 2010. My ride will take me through a number of villages and towns - including Malvern - as well as our two cities, broadcasting on the way and presenting my Breakfast Show live each morning from my overnight location. We’re inviting you to be part of this fundraising effort and help me raise as much money as possible. So how can you help? Well, saddle sore and punctures permitting, I will pass by your business during my week on the road. Would you take one of our collection boxes in the weeks before the ride and ask your customers and employees to drop some change into it? The more boxes we can get out along the way, the quicker we’ll reach our target. When I ride through, I’ll call in and collect the boxes and say a thank you on air to you and your customers – it’s as simple as that. Just get in touch if you’re happy to take a box or two and we will send them to you, along with a poster. If you can help please contact Mandi Harris on 01905 748485 or by email mandi.harris@bbc.co.uk . I look forward to hearing from you soon and thanks for taking the time to read this letter. Regards, Howard Bentham

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01684 540276

The Chase Inn A Traditional Free House On Chase Road Upper Colwall

Andy warmly welcomes you to sample the delights of our vibrant and traditional Free House. Enjoy our beer, garden with views across Herefordshire to the Black Mountains, fine Ales and traditional home cooked food.

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11.30am - 3 pm & 5 - 11pm Sat 11.30am - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10.30pm Food served: Mon - Fri 12 noon - 2pm; Sat & Sun 12 noon - 2.30pm; Mon to Sun 6.30 - 9pm

New Unlimited Sunday Carvery ÂŁ10 Adults ÂŁ5 Children Served all day 12-8pm Selection of 6 roasted meats and two vegetarian options Find us on the A4103 at Stiffords Bridge

Red Lion Stiffords Bridge

Leigh Sinton Storridge

A4103

To Hereford

Ridgeway Cross

Cradley

To Worcester

Homecooked local food Real local ales Families and dogs welcome

Fresh Local food at its best

Tel: 01886 880318 ONE FREE DESSERT with the purchase of any main meal Valid during June. Not to be Valid during August. be used used connection with with any any other other voucher ininconnection voucher

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What’s on : The Chase Beer Festival Month e h t f o t n Eve If you like beer or wine, than this is the local

Friday 27 Aug until Sunday 29 Aug

In August

Festival to visit. From Friday 27 August until Sunday 29 August, you can taste 18 different real ales, a range of ciders and a variety of interesting wines. Friday: 11.30am - 11pm Music & BBQ 6 - 8pm Pewke Band 8.30 - 10.30pm Sam Eden Saturday: 11.30am - 11pm Music & BBQ 6 - 8pm Carol Lee Sampson 8.30 -10.30pm Vo & Tyler Sunday: Midday - 5pm Roast Dinner as usual

3 August

Summer Yoga at The Grove 8 Avenue Rd, Malvern. Come and experience a selection of Malvern’s finest Yoga teachers. Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm. £6 per session drop-in. For more info contact Julia 07929 498445, juliacello@tinyworld.co.uk, www.thegrovemalvern.co.uk. Or just turn up with your mat: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August.

9 - 15 August

ONE WORLD SUMMER FESTIVAL ‘10 A festival for everyone at Malvern St James. An abundance of workshops in a unique, magical atmosphere of rest and activity, fun and freedom to choose what to do. One World Camp Head Office 01273 279439 oneworldcamp@hotmail.com www.macrobios.com 200 or more workshops to choose from Costs of workshops, classes, seminars & lectures are all included in the price you pay to attend the festival.

Holistic Health Macrobiotics Arts & Crafts Music Cookery Sport Dance Natural Movement

10 August

Malvern Small Business Forum 7pm - 9pm, Elgar Room, main Council Office next to Priory Lodge on the corner of Church Street and Avenue Road, Malvern. New members welcome. Meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month. For more info: www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business

13 August

Florence Nightingale - the Respectable Rebel Malvern Museum presenting Lucy Adlington from History Wardrobe, 7.30pm at the Great Malvern Priory Church. Tickets £5 from Malvern Museum 01684 567811 or Malvern Tourist Information 01684 892289. More info: coraweaver@malvernspa.com

20 Auguat

‘Travels in Tibet’ and illustrated talk by Ray Sturdy 7.30pm in Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern, followed by tea and cake. Tickets £4 each available on the door.

To promote your September event, email sascha@allabout-local.com or phone 07906 573352. Deadline: Monday 16 August


What’s on In August 10 August

Just Write around Malvern - Creative Writing One-day Summer Workshop, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road. 10am - 4pm £40. www.justwritewithpat.co.uk

20 - 24 Aug

Art of Living Family Yoga Retreat - This world famous spiritual organisation comes to Malvern St James this August, offering it’s whole range of courses for all the family to enjoy. Contact: malverncourses@gmail.com or visit www.uk.artofliving.org/ malvern.html or call 07717 22 22 27 for full details

28 August

Great Malvern Food Festival Celebrating local produce in Priory Park, 10am - 5pm. 20 market stalls, demonstrations by chefs. Free admission.

30 August

Malvern Town Council invites you to the: Chairman’s Charity Summer Concert Priory Park, 12 - 6pm. Family entertainment, bands, dance groups, face painting, balloon modelling, a small range of food stalls. All proceeds go directly to the peace of mind appeal, to provide a new specialist dementia care home in Malvern.

7 August 9 - 14 Aug 14 & 28 Aug 21 Aug 11 Aug - 5 Sept 30 Aug Every Sunday

Great Malvern Priory Events: Ringing Chamber Open 1 - 4pm, refreshments, childrens activities and live music. 2pm guided tour of the Priory Florence Nightingale Exhibition in North Aisle Tower Open 11 - 4pm, refreshments, childrens activities and live music. 2pm guided tour of the Priory Refreshments, childrens activities and live music. 7.30pm The Wit and Wisdom of John Dunne by Rob Swinton Malvern Museum Exhibition Malvern Priory through the ages in North Aisle Organ Recital by Andrew Millington 1 - 4pm, refreshments, childrens activities and live music. 2pm guided tour of the Priory Bands in the Park, every Sunday until early September, Priory Park. 2.30 - 4.30pm

Make-A-Bear is now at Madhatters With a full range of bears and other cuddly animals for your child to make into a friend for life Open every day during the summer holidays

www.madhatters.co.uk Prices from £9.95 01905 26974

Trinity House St Nicolas Street

Worcester WR1 1UW

Family Play Centre


Exotic Animals of Tropical Inc

Sun 1st – Thurs 5th Aug*

Creative Arts & Crafts with Carnival Arts Sun 8th – Thurs 12th Aug*

James & the Giant Peach

Sun 15th Aug

Family open-air theatre, pre-booking essential. Please call 01531 633160 • Adult £12, Child £8, Family (2+2) £32

Wild Play

Sun 15th – Thurs 19th Aug*

Picnic & Jazz

Sun 22nd Aug

Wizard Wonky Week

Mon 23rd – Thurs 26th Aug*

er ay d li o H y Activit

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Learn about life on an Organic Dairy Farm

Closed Mondays during local school term (except for booked parties)

Admission: Adults £7 Children £5

Now Open!

Come and help us to:

• Hand milk a cow • Feed the lambs, pigs, goats, ducks and calves • Cuddle baby animals • Make friends with donkeys, ponies and other animals • Tractor rides weekends and holidays (weather permitting)

www.shortwoodfarm.co.uk

01885 400205

Shortwood Farm Pencombe Bromyard HR7 4RP

Tea Room with Home Made Cakes

Animal feeding tours from 2pm daily and from 11am and 2pm weekends and holidays

The Great Worcester Maize Maze at Broadfields, Powick celebrates The Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

COME ALONG AND PAINT SOME POTTERY! Mini Bale & Rope Mazes Games & Puzzles Food & Refreshments

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Fly around the maze collecting the clues to get home

01905 831158 • 07816 992055 www.broadfieldsfarm.co.uk

• WE HAVE A HUGE CHOICE OF POTTERY FOR YOU TO PAINT • LOTS OF ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR UNDER £10

We also do children’s parties, baby prints, casts and silver fingerprint jewellery

Green Frog Pottery

107 Barnards Green Road, Malvern WR14 3LT Tel: 01684 561778 www.greenfrogpottery.co.uk

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Index B&B The Old Rectory 39 Weobley Cottage 15 Bookkeeping CBH 13 Business Opp Avon Rep 25 Cafe Bonne Bouche 2 Children/Families Eastnor Castle 37 Green Frog Pottery 37 Kumon 15 Madhatters 35 Maize Maze 37 Shortwood Farm 37 Westons Cider 36 Dentist 19 Design Hanley Interiors 31 Harcourt Design 30 Reeves Design 13 Re-Fashion 3 Food & Drink Cooking Lessons 24 Icing on the... 25 Outside Catering 25 The BranTub 25 The Cold Chef 25 Garden Branchworks 29 Joyce Arnold Garnening 13

Shane Howells Ltd 29 SOS 29 Versatile Coverings 31 WS Roofing 5 Your Picture Framer 13 PO Barnard’s Green 27 PO Great Malvern BP Pubs Mount Pleasant Hotel 39 Red Lion 33 The Chase 33 The Morgan Pub 8 The Great Malvern Hotel 7 Restaurants Benedicto’s Italian 15 Bengal Brasserie 39 The Kettle Sings 14 Verzon House 9 Shops Bahoo 27 Bubbling Designs 3 Malvern Curtains 13 Parrys Jewellers 14 Priory Steps 3 Ribbons Galore 15 Toy Corner 27 Surveyor 5 Wood JH Agriculture 28

Health & Fitness Aches & Pains Clinic 21 Jenifer Higgins 19 Lucy Walker 19 Malvern Foot Health 19 MSJ Sport Centre 20 No 1 Hair & Beauty 19 Home Improvements B.Barnett Maintenance 29 Classic Interiors 30 Chemdry 31 Classic Eco 23 Clover 17 County Windows 33 DR Lloyd 29 Eco Living 11 Fusion Property Services 10 Gas Ltd 22 Greg Davies 28 GWB Chimneys 28 Hanley Interiors 31 John Parish 13 Kendeen Plastics 22 Lee Hankins 28 M Goodger Carpentry 29 MH Furniture 5 RD Plumbing & Heating 10 Robert Adam Furniture 10 Robson Ward 16

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Luxury Bed & Breakfast Optional evening meal Lunches & Dinners for non-residents welcome www.oldrectorycradley.com oldrectorycradley@btinternet.com 01886 880109 or 07920 801701 Cradley, Nr Malvern, WR13 5LQ

Mount Pleasant Hotel Best views of Malvern from our Summer Terrace

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