Colwall nestles on the lower Western slopes of the Malvern Hills and is equidistant (about 4 miles) from both Malvern and Ledbury. The name originally meant the place with the cool well, and the numerous wells in the area are world famous.
Death of youth at Colwall
George Freeman, a sixteen year old lad was out with a friend, when they came across a large butt of a tree which had been sawn off and was left lying on a steep bank.
George decided to roll the butt down the bank and managed to get it started, but in doing so his “frock” caught onto the butt and he was drawn over it and rolled down the bank.
The butt crushed George as it rolled… Continue reading
The current Hope End House (now a hotel) is in a glorious setting on the hillside above Ledbury. Continue reading
In 1926 Mrs Scott-Bowden who owned the Colwall Park Hotel, Colwall, at the time, organised a women’s cricket festival, which was the foundation of the National Women’s Cricket Association.
The interior of this church is stunning, especially the wood ceiling. Continue reading