Welcome to The Marlow Society

The Marlow Society is a registered charity whose efforts are devoted to the preservation and development of Marlow and the surrounding villages and countryside.

We seek to represent all those who enjoy living in, working in, shopping or just visiting our beautiful town situated on the banks of the River Thames, in the foothills of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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HERITAGE OPEN DAY

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th

 

St Peter’s RC Church

A beautiful Gothic church designed by A W Pugin at the height of his powers in 1844. Directly attached to it is a fine

modern church “in the round” sympathetically added in 1969. The casket containing the purported relic of St James’

Hand will be shown in the Chancel. The stained glass windows in the old church and the wall mosaic in the splendid

modern addition are particular highlights.

In the nearby Pugin Rooms Michael Eagleton will host a photographic display on the rich heritage of the church and

the Marlow Remembers WW1 Association invite you to research your family connections to the war on computer

and find out about the work they are doing. Did you know that Pugin designed the hands for Big Ben’s clock faces?

Open from 11AM to 4PM.

The Marlow Masonic Centre

This is a fascinating Gothic style building opened in 1861 as a public meeting hall. The Masonic Lodge moved into the

hall in 1934 and maintain it to a high standard. The building has many interesting features including a beautiful and

atmospheric central chamber with ceremonial regalia and furnishings.

Refreshments will be on offer (toilets too) and there will be a small exhibition about Freemasonry and its origins.

Open 10AM to 2PM

The Deanery Garden

A large mature garden adjoining the church with plenty of interest to garden lovers. The house has been built

around the oldest medieval building in Marlow and the stone wall and mullioned window of the Minstrel’s Gallery

is on view from the driveway. There will be a small exhibition in The Summerhouse on the history of this intriguing

building.

Open 10AM to 4PM

 

 

 

ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE

Self-guided tours of ancient St Peter Street will be available from the Marlow Society desk at the entrance.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Please see the individual society's web sites for further details

 

COMBINED EVENTS PROGRAMME 2014
Date Group Time Venue
JANUARY
16 MAS 2000 A Virtual Tour of Ockwells Manor, Bray ANN DARRACOTT LHGR
20 LHG 1930 LHGR
23 AIM 2000 People in the Pottery LISA BROWN LHGR
FEBRUARY
13 MAS 2000 Extracting the Past – the excavations at Horton, nr Windsor 2003-13 GARETH CHAFFEY LHGR
17 LHG 1930 LHGR
20 AIM 1900 Shakespearean Playhouses JULIAN BOWSHER LHGR
MARCH
17 LHG 1930
20 AIM 2000 The Great Tithe Barn at Harmondsworth Dr Justine Bayley LHGR
25 LHG 1960 The Swing Riots In Bucks - 1830 Julian Hunt LH - MH
APRIL
3 MAS 2000 Oxford - before the University ANNE DODD LHGR
21 LHG 1930 LHGR
24 AIM 2000 Local National Trust Properties An update by Gary Marshall LHGR
MAY
17 U3A HG The Western Front Dr Rodney Atwood ? URC
19 LHG LHGR
22 AIM 2000 Richard III Mathew Morris LH
19 AIM 2000 AGM AND TALK TBA LHGR

 

JUNE

 

JULY

19 AIM 2000 The Early Days of Aerial Photography: the 1840s to the 1920s

Martyn Barber of English Heritage

LHGR
LHGR
18 WW1 Gary Sheffield http://www.garysheffield-historian.com/ LH
21 LHG LHGR
AUGUST
18 LHG LHGR
SEPTEMBER
15 LHG LHGR
18 AIM 2000 WW1 Trenches - Marlow Common and David Greenwood and
Berkhamstead Norman Groves LH
OCTOBER
2 AIM 2000 Lost in the Woods -Medieval Farms in the Chilterns Andy Ford LHGR
20 LHG LHGR
NOVEMBER
7 WW1 Neil Hansen http://neilhanson.co.uk/ LH
17 LHG LHGR
20 AIM 2000

Henley River and Rowing Museum's Local Collection

Eloise Chapman

LHGR
24 LHG 1930 M Soc Lecture - TBA LH - MH
DECEMBER
11 AIM 2000 Christmas Quiz LHGR
15 LHG LHGR
TMS The Marlow Society
AIM Archaeology in Marlow
MAS Marlow Archaeological Society
MM Marlow Museum
LHG Local History Group
WW1 Marlow Remembers WW1
U3A University of the Third Age
LH Liston Hall main hall
LHGR Liston Hall Garden Room
http://www.marlowarchaeology.org/Pages/ForthcomingEvents.aspx