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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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
JULY
17 AIM 2000 English Heritage's Aerial Survey Project Helen Winton of Eng.Heritage LHGR
17 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
16 AIM 2000 Chiltern Enclosures Andy Ford LHGR
20 LHG LHGR
NOVEMBER
7 WW1 Neil Hansen http://neilhanson.co.uk/ LH
17 LHG LHGR
20 AIM 2000 Archaeological Finds around Henley Roger Kendall of River and 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

 

THE MARLOW SOCIETY Local History Group Committee 2014 Programme (published  03/02/14)

For MS Lectures (7.30pm, Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel St.) a charge of £2.50 per member /£4.00 per non-member is made.

For LHG Talks (7.30pm, Garden Room, Liston Hall, on the 3rd Monday of most months) a charge of £1.50 per member / £3 per non-member is made.

For LHG Walks, a charge of £2.50 per person is made. Children are not charged.

There is no need to book for lectures, talks or walks – just turn up and pay on the day.

For LHG Visits, which often include a pub lunch and car-sharing, booking is required. Any charge will be advised at the time of booking.

Date

Time

Venue

Subject

Speaker/Contact

Mon Jan 20

NO MEETING

Mon Feb 17

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

Marlow on Film

Peter Bailey

Mon Mar 17

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

All Saints’ Graveyard

Patricia Burstall

Tues Mar 25

7.30pm

Main Hall, Liston Hall

The Swing Riots in Bucks, 1830

Julian Hunt

Sat. Apr 12

10.30am

Bisham Church

Guided tour by Patricia Burstall

Booking essential, ring 482754, donations welcome

Mon. Apr 21

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

EASTER MONDAY

Sun May 4

12.00 am

Fawley Railway Museum

Early Booking Essential , Peter Bailey 476610

Sun May 18

2.30pm

Liston Hall (outside)

Town Walk (guided walk)

Mon. May 19

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

Little Marlow

Barbara Wallis

Mon. Jun 16

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

Photographs of Marlow

Janet Smith

Sun. Jun 22

2.30pm

Liston Hall (outside)

Forgotten Marlow (guided walk)

Wed Jul 2nd

10.30 am

Visit to Wallingford

Walk to Castle and visit to Museum Entrance £4

Contact Peter Bailey 476610 to book transport and lunch

Mon. Jul 21

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

TBA

Sun Jul 20

2.30pm

Museum, Court Garden

River Walk (guided walk)

Sun. Aug 3

2.30pm

Car Park, Coldmoorholme Lane, Little Marlow

Little Marlow (guided walk)

Sun. Aug 24

2.30pm

Liston Hall (outside)

Victorian Marlow (guided walk)

Sun Sep 14

Heritage Open Day

Geoff Wood

Mon. Sep 15

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

TBA

Sun. Sep 28

2.30pm

Liston Hall (outside)

Town Walk (guided walk)

Sun. Oct 19

2.30pm

Liston Hall (outside)

Forgotten Marlow (guided walk)

Mon. Oct 20

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

TBA

Mon. Nov 17

7.30pm

Garden Room, Liston Hall

Local Photographs

Barry Lea

Tues. Nov 24

7.30pm

Main Hall, Liston Hall

TBA

Other events, e.g. Walks and Visits may be arranged during the year.

For further information on any of the LHG Talks or lectures, contact Peter Bailey (tel. 01628 476610

Due to the increase in charges by the Royal Mail for our P.O Box Number to £244 and the ever increasing move to electronic communications the Society has changed its postal address to:

The Hon Secretary

The Marlow Society

22 Rookery Court

Marlow SL7 3HR

Whenever possible please contact us via: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

"Come Right In and I'll Make You A Star"

 

 

Caricature of Charles Frohman by Leonard Hamilton

Copyright: The V&A Theatre Museum Archive

 

Geoff Wood, who played a major role in the restoration of the Frohman Statue located on Marlow's Causeway, has written the following note which was included in the Society's Summer 13 Newsletter.

 

I found this striking caricature of Charles Frohman when visiting the V&A Theatre Museum Archive in West London some time ago. I have not been able to find out more about the cartoonist Leonard Hamilton or where it appeared, but my guess is that the cartoon appeared in Punch sometime between 1900 and 1915 when Frohman was drowned. These were the glory years when CF controlled 5 theatres in London, 6 in New York and over 200 in the rest of America. The caption is certainly a reference to his power and influence when he could make major stage stars of young actresses such as Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Nina Boucicault and our own Pauline Chase. The caption is admirably short, witty and resonant to modern ears. What a pity it wasn't used on the memorial on The Causeway rather than the obscure and overly worthy translation of a Greek fragment that presumably seemed a good idea to an admirer in 1924 when the memorial was erected. By the way, the 100 year anniversary of CF's death on the Lusitania in May 1915 is fast approaching. If anybody would like to participate in a project to commemorate the anniversary, please get in touch with me either via our website or by writing to our postbox address.

 

 

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