The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Painted faience in Malvern
Post Office, Malvern. Office of Works, 1935. Image: The Portico

West Midlands

Day trip to Malvern, 30 June

Interwar buildings and their conservation
led by Louisa Davidson and Jacob Rock

We’ll start with a lecture, meeting upstairs at the Lyttleton Rooms, 6 Church Street Malvern WR14, at 10am for tea and coffee (and the traditional flapjacks…) The lecture begins at 10.30am.

How NOT to conserve inter-war architecture! Above is a photo of faience covered in inappropriate paint, relating to the “DON’TS” of conservation that we will be discussing in the lecture.

We then will go on a guided walk in the centre of Malvern commencing at 11.30am and stop for  lunch at 1pm; we need to know if you’d like to join us for lunch or if you will do your own thing, in order to book. We will continue the walk at 2pm and finish by 3.30pm.

Malvern is predominately known as a Victorian Spa town but if you look hard you can find some buildings and elements from the inter-war years which are often not valued or recognised. Louisa Davidson and Jacob Rock, who are historic building conservation consultants, will be discussing materials used, and appropriate conservation methods that perhaps should be used when dealing with these buildings. We will then embark on a walk around the small town of Great Malvern, pointing out examples of architecture from this period.

£5 for members and £10 for non-members. Please email to book your place or for more information. Payment in cash on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!