Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Saturday April 21, 1894

Went to Malvern in afternoon returning Thursday evening April 26.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal



RH says..... Christie seems to be off on his holidays again, although, since Malvern was known for its water cure, this trip was very likely for reasons of health. Taking the waters at Malvern was popularised in the early 19th century by two doctors, James Wilson and James Manby Gully, and undertaken by many Victorians, including Darwin and Dickens. This image, from the Worcester County Record Office, shows St Anne's Well, Malvern's most popular spring, in about 1900.

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