Monthly Archives: August 2016

Worcester/Malvern, guided walk, consultation, article, next talk.

Recently had short holiday to Worcester/Malvern area staying in cottage (which I would recommend) in Hallow village, just north of Worcester. From the cottage it is possible to walk the public right of way alongside the River Severn into Worcester. From Worcester’s road-bridge over the River the broad, all-weather riverside walks southwards are much recommended.

While leisurely walking some lower-slope footpaths in central Malverns was interested to come across the Malver Hill Geocentre at Wyche (hamlet). Here are displays and very well produced information leaflets about he geology, landscape and heritage of the area which, to my mind set an example that could well be followed by other areas/regions. The panoramic views from the spine and high points of the Malvern Hills result from the Hills being composed of very hard, ancient pre-Cambrian metamorphic rocks forced up through later strata in an area of the Earth’s crust weakened by faulting. To the west the base-rock of the hilly Hereford plain is Old Red Sandstone, a commonly used building stone including in Worcester cathedral, overlain by glacial till. The Triassic sandstones of the Worcestershire plain are also quarried in places.

Recently led a guided walk for the North Lincs. branch of the U.3A. entitled ‘Georgian Barton’. Well received.

Have just completed a 2000 word article for the first ‘Newsletter’ of the Barton and District History Group about the small ‘Garden Village’ council house development of the early 1930s in Barton and its¬†important national context.

Will write of ‘consultation’ and ‘next talk’ soon.