Birmingham City Council

The Malverns 1928


The hills are famous for their natural mineral springs and wells, which were responsible for the development of Great Malvern as a spa in the early 19th century. Until recently, Malvern water was bottled commercially on a large scale and sold worldwide.

In the late 1920s the Malvern Festival was created by Sir Barry Jackson. George Bernard Shaw wrote many plays especially for the festival (five of his plays had their premiere at Malvern) and, of course, Sir Edward Elgar was a notable figure at the festivals in the early '30s.

Holiday Haunts

The Railway Collection