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St Ann’s Well, Malvern, 1892

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Image #1: “WALKED” / 17/6/91 Drinking Fountain St Anns Well. Malvern | MALVERN / 10.30AM / 1 SEP 1949 / WORCS / Dear Doris / Having most / wonderful time. / Went to Theatre / last night. / Dermot Walsh film star / in “Stars Bow Down”. Long letter to follow. / Rained all night. / Most beautiful morning. / Love Jean.

Image #2: St Ann’s well, Malvern 74797 | EXCLUSIVE COPYRIGHT REAL PHOTO / PUBLISHED BY THE REAL PHOTOGRAPH CO LTD GRAPHIC WORKS TUNBRIDGE WELLS

29.10.1892
MALVERN. NEW FOUNTAIN AT ST ANN’S. – a gift which will be greatly appreciated by thirsty climbers of the hills. Mr. W. Forsyth was the sculptor. The water flows from a dolphin head into a pretty shell-shaped basin, the support of which is carved in hart’s-tongue ferns. A tablet tells to whom the visitors are indebted for the gift, and contains these lines, composed by the Rev. W. Blake Atkinson, rector of Bradley, near Redditch:

Drink of this crystal fountain. / And praise the loving Lord, / Who from the rocky mountain / This living stream outpoured; / Fit emblem to the holy fount / That flows from God’s eternal mount.

[Worcestershire Chronicle]