The Barnards Green History Group invite you to join them at an open morning of an historic local venue. Barnards Green Forge was opened in 1868 by William Reynolds and then passed to the Morgan family and is still in their hands, being now run by Grant Morgan.

Grant Morgan has found an archive of over 30 invoices and receipts dating from the 1920s from Morgan’s Blacksmiths, Upper Chase Road. They show us how one ordinary Barnards Green family shopped and interacted with other local traders at that time. These have been put into a wider historical context and put into an exhibition.

Group members, together with Brian Iles, a local historian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Barnards Green and the wider Malvern area. Please feel free to bring any documents or photos about which you may have queries.


  • A display of the Morgan papers which have been given a wider historical context.
  • Feature boards showing invoices and receipts of interest.
  • A time-line, portrayed in maps and text, which shows the development of Barnards Green from early days to late 19th century.


  • An opportunity to join Grant in an tour of his forge and the old carriage works. This site, dating from 1868 features some original equipment, fixtures and fittings.
  • The history group is offering a walking tour round ‘the Green’ (no long distance involved).


  • When: Saturday 8th June 2019
  • Where: Morgan’s Blacksmiths, Upper Chase Road. WR14 2BT
  • Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm.
  • Cost: No charge but donations will be most welcome.

If it is raining, the display will be on the old carriage works. Walks will go ahead unless it is far too wet, bring your umbrella!