Malvern was a popular holiday destination during the second half of the 1800s and early part of the 1900s. As a result there are lots of postcards showing Malvern at the time. Here are just a few.
Humourous postcard of a couple looking rather puffed having climbed the last few feet to the top of Worcester Beacon. The donkey beside them also looks exhausted.
Belle Vue Terrace in Malvern. This picture was probably taken around 1910. Little has changed today other than the mode of transport and fashion.
Humourous postcard of a man riding a donkey. Donkeys were used to transport visitors up and down the Malvern Hills for many years.
Looking south along Belle Vue Terrace from the part called The Promenade
The toposcope at the top of Worcester Beacon on the Malvern Hills. The donkeys were used to transport people up from Great Malvern. These days you have to walk.
Postcard looking to North Hill from the tower of Malvern Priory. Belle Vue Terrace and the top of Church Street are in the centre of the picture.