This film is part of Free

Know Your Midlands No 4

Intended for viewers of ATV's Midlands television service this short travelogue shows us some of the landmarks of the Malverns, an area that inspired both Elgar and Tolkien.

Non-Fiction 1957 4 mins Silent

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From the busy scenes in the bustling spa town of Great Malvern where we see views of the Abbey Gateway and Winter Gardens to the more tranquil beauty spot of the Malvern Hills. This is an area steeped in history and mythology where Edward Elgar found inspiration and calm away from the hustle and bustle of the Midlands and Alfred Watkins claimed he found ley lines running across the ancient hills.