A SPLASHING time was had by all at Malvern Spa Association's 20th anniversary party held in Christchurch Hall.

About 60 members flocked to the event on September 8, which saw the hall decorated with exhibitions of Malvern water’s history, past well dressing items and seasonal bounties.

Chairman Dr John Harcup toasted the association, Malvern and its waters.

This was followed by the evening’s highlight, the cutting of the 'Malvinha Cake' by President Carly Tinkler.

Dr Harcup dressed as the Victorian Dr Wilson gave a demonstration of Malvern’s water cure to a previously unknown-to-be-infirm Phil Ironside.

Other entertainments were an ad hoc string quartet playing from Handel’s water music.

Followed by the fabulous Julia Palmer-Price giving her cello rendition of Elgar's Salut d'Amour.

The evening finished in Last Night of the Proms style with Ian Woodcock dressing as Sir Edward Elgar and leading the assembled in rousing renditions of his own versions of Rule Malvinha, All Lands of Hope and Glory and New Jerusalem.

Chairman Dr John Harcup said: "Food, wine and entertainments were all happily devoured. It was a stirring finish to a lavish party."