Spring 2017 issue out now!

Following on from last issue’s article about the RAF’s role in protecting county skies during World War II, we discover the crucial role Malvern played in winning the war through the efforts of the boffins at the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE), which moved from the south coast to the town in May 1942. For more information about the Malvern Radar and Technology History Society, visit http://mraths.org.uk

We also explore the extraordinary and progressive achievements of former Prime Minister and Bewdley MP, Stanley Baldwin who, in the 1920s and 30s, steered Britain through some very turbulent times; and we chat with his grandson, the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley who, under the patronage of Theresa May, is preparing to launch the Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal. See here for coverage by The Telegraph.

Kidderminster’s Rowland Hill, who invented the Penny Black, is given the stamp of approval; while TV and radio presenter, James O’Brien, shares his experiences of life behind the mic and growing up in the carpet town. WR magazine gets a mention during one of his recent national radio shows. Listen to the clip here:

 

We also analyse the county’s diverse range of dialects with the help of Worcester University; celebrate the city’s heritage with the Love Worcester Festival, uncover the heritage of the Malvern Hills through the MHDC’s new Route to the Hills project and investigate the spa town’s connection with Bohemia. We learn about Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s work to encourage an appreciation of our natural environment and, bang up to date, we have a ride in a Tesla and discover what’s new in the exciting world of electric vehicles. And if wanderlust is pulling at you to venture out of the county, check out Exodus Travels’ article, which will surely whet your appetite. Plus, we have some great articles on prosecco (always good), fashion, interiors, gardening and health. Enjoy and have a great spring!

How the boffins in Malvern helped win the war.
A celebration of the national achievements by Bewdley’s MP.
Presenter James O’Brien tells it like it is.
Satisfy your wanderlust this Spring.

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