100 years ago

Today we have to record with regret, which will be shared by very many in Malvern and the district, the death of a well-known and highly esteemed resident, Mr Richard Woodyatt, Tintern Lodge, Abbey Road. In his demise, Malvern loses one of her oldest residents and one who witnesses the growth of the town from a mere village to its present position as one of the principal inland health resorts and educational centres in the country. Malvern Gazette, January 27, 1904.

50 years ago

Shops in the centre of Malvern which have already changed their half-day from Thursday to Wednesday report that business has shown a marked increase. Malvern Chamber of Commerce, meeting of Tuesday, discussing early closing policy, decided to await the revocation of the order which compels local grocers to close on Thursdays, and then to fix a date on which all traders in the town centre can make a change. Malvern Gazette, January 28, 1955.

An appeal by the Ledbury St John Ambulance Brigade for funds to help repair their building will, I am sure, bring a ready response from the Ledbury public. The ambulance, manned by the St John and Red Cross workers, is available at any time, day or night. Members of both bodies use the headquarters at The Southend. Ledbury Reporter, January 28, 1955.

25 years ago

Malvern Hills District Council has agreed terms with the Church Commissioners for the purchase of the Old Bell Tower in Upton-upon-Severn. The old tower - known as the Pepperpot - has been bought for use as a heritage and information centre and for other community purposes. Malvern Gazette, January 31, 1980.

A 57-minute penalty for a handling offence enabled Ledbury Town to finally lay their Hinton jinx when they met in the quarter-final of the Herefordshire FA Senior Amateur Cup on Saturday. But it took the second half penalty from Chris Burton to the give his side revenge for defeats in the last two finals of the competition. It also ended Hinton's record breaking run of five trophy wins in succession. Ledbury Reporter, January 31, 1980.