Drake Street, Welland
Welland shown within Worcestershire
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Welland is a village and a civil parish in the administrative district of Malvern Hills in the county of Worcestershire, England. It has a combined parish council with Little Malvern. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the town of Malvern and 15 miles from the city of Worcester. It is surrounded by farms and common land, and is part of the informal region referred to as The Malverns.
Welland is a crossroads village in south Worcestershire situated almost mid-way on a minor alternative route between the cities of Worcester and Gloucester. The village is adjacent to Castlemorton Common and lies beneath the southern end of the Malvern Hills. Its main event is the Welland Steam Rally that takes place each year during the last weekend of July drawing enthusiasts, steam engines, historic vehicles, a steam carnival and militaria to the village. Other points of interest include its view of the entire range of the Malvern Hills, and its quiet rights of way.
At the centre of the village community is the village hall, Welland Primary School founded in 1876 with a capacity for up to 150 children, and St James Church.
The village hall is regularly used for many community activities including an arts & crafts club, over 60's club, local branch of the W.I., dancing, and short mat bowls. It also houses a library with computers offering free public access.
Around 2001 St. James' Church came very near to closing but due to the initiative of a small team led by a churchwarden, it has been totally transformed and is now used virtually every day for various activities besides regular worship. Concerts and drama events are regularly held and attract large audiences.
- "Welcome to Welland and Little Malvern Parish Council". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
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