THE last years of the Great War is the subject of a book just published by Malvern Museum of Local History.

Malvern in the Great War 1916 -19 draws heavily on an early 20th century album which contain numerous snapshots of wounded soldiers convalescing in Malvern during the war, many taken in the grounds of the Priory churchyard.

Faith Renger of the museum said: "The album belonged to a local lady, Dorothy Price, who worked closely with the soldiers who were encouraged to relax in Malvern and enjoy the invigorating fresh air.

"One of these photographs illustrates the front cover of the new book and others appear inside. Dorothy Price went on to marry one of the convalescing soldiers, an Australian."

The book is available in the museum in the Abbey Gateway, which has recently reopened for the summer season.