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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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This page is regularly updated, please select here to view the latest version.

 

 

Forthcoming Events:

 

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day
Sunday 11th September 2016, 10 am - 4pm

Marlow Brewery Courtyard
Marlow Brewery in World War 1
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Marlow Carnival 2015

Marlow Carnival
The Marlow Society stand will be in Higginson Park on Carnival Day 17 September 2016. Please come along and join us to discuss our current initiatives (the picture is our stand last year).
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Some Events in 2016:

Events by groups other than the Local History Group (LHG) are annotated with (oth).

AIM = Archaeology in Marlow, MAS = Marlow Archaeology.

 

Date

Mon Aug 15

Time

7.30pm

Venue

Garden Room, Liston Hall

Subject

The Saving of Marlow Bridge

Speaker/Contact

Martin Blunkell

Date

Sat Aug 27

Time

2.30pm

Venue

details to follow

Subject

Little Marlow walk

Speaker/Contact

01628 523444

Date

Sun Sep 11

Time

10am - 4pm

Venue

Marlow Brewery Courtyard

Subject

Heritage Open Day Marlow Brewery in World War 1

Speaker/Contact

Geoff Wood

Date

Sun Sep 11

Time

10.30am

Venue

meet at Marlow Museum SL7 2AE

Subject

Town walk

see the full programme

 

 

 

Sad News:

 

 

Harriet Wilson

It is with the greatest sadness that we have been advised of the untimely death of Harriet Wilson. Our thoughts are with her family now.
Details to follow

 

 

Tony Reeve

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the untimely death of Tony Reeve, a long standing member of and a major contributor to the Society. Tony died unexpectedly but peacefully at home between Saturday afternoon 9 Jul 16 and Sunday morning 10 Jul 16.
We have lost a man of great learning and a wonderful knowledge of the history of Marlow. visit page

 

 

News Headlines:

 

Nesta Liston

Nesta Liston's gift to Marlow
The picture of Nesta Liston, which has been in New Court House since Nesta Liston gifted New Court to the town, is now to be installed in Liston Hall. Red Kite is in negotiation to sell New Court.
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Parking
in
Marlow

Parking in Marlow - Questionnaire
Your Executive Committee is currently discussing possible ways forward with the Chamber of Trade and Commerce. In order to proceed further I need the views of all of the Society's members.
Please visit this page to read more and complete our questionnaire.

Local Plan: May-16 status New Houses and Commercial 2017 - 2031. ...visit page

Marlow Public Consultation drop-in 20th July 2.30 to 8.30pm Court Garden

 

Local Plan: Sep-15 status Seven-hundred new houses every year to 2033. ...visit page

 

The Obelisk, Marlow

The Obelisk
I began the pressure on Bucks CC in Jul 12 and today we made the first step on what may just be progress. Six men from Bucks came to town today in 2 vans and coned off the obelisk. See the attached picture. They were joined by 2 specialists in conservation, Annie Jones and me...
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Spittal St Display

Windsor House site
Many of you will have seen the white boarding that was placed in front of Windsor House, at the junction of Dean St and Spittal St ...
Do go and see this montage of historic pictures from Michael Eagleton's and Ray Evans' collections in the very location at which they were originally taken.
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A404 Bisham Roundabout - Public Consultation

The Highway's Agency has proposed several options for the improvement of the Bisham Roundabout on the A404. These were exposed at an exhibition on 19 / 20 Jun 15. Details of the 3 prominent options are shown here: visit page. The option of a flyover or an underpass linking the Bisham and Maidenhead roads were displayed. Making changes that speed up traffic on the A404 but which result in longer queues at both ends and the same total transit time makes little sense. The aim must surely be to facilitate the egress of local traffic.

 

 

Recent Events:

 

Guided Tour of Bisham Church

Guided Tour of Bisham Church.
and Churchyard.
Saturday April 16th 10:00am.
No charge but donations welcome for church funds.
Now Led by John Harper.
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Virtual Tour of Bisham Abbey 29-Mar-2016

A Virtual Tour of Bisham Abbey
An illustrated talk by Ann Darracott.
Tuesday 29th March, 7.45 for 8.00pm.
Liston Hall, Marlow, SL7 1DD
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William Mealing Marlows Mr Fix-It

William Mealing,
Victorian Marlow's Mr Fix-It
Monday 15th February 2016 at 8pm.
Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD.
A talk by Janet Smith
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Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes

Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes
Part 1 - by Eamonn Baldwin
Thurs 14th Jan 2016, 8pm
Main Hall, Liston Hall.
The first of a pair of fascinating lectures by two leading archaeologists from this current project ..
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MAS talk Great Marlow Manor House

New discoveries in the search for
Great Marlow's manor house
Thursday 15th October 2015 at 8pm.
Garden Room, Liston Hall.
Janet Smith is a local historian and former librarian who has made a lengthy study of manorial documents and buildings to discover the site of Great Marlow's earliest manor house.
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Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day
Saturday 12th September 2015
Marlow Rowing Club - Open 10 am to 4 pm.
All Saints Church, Bisham - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Marlow Museum - Open as usual 1 pm to 5 pm.
visit page for more information,
including parking and facilities.

Bookers_Past

Booker's past uncovered 1300-1800
people, families and property.
Booker Memorial Hall,
Friday, September 11th, 7.30 - 9.30pm.
visit page

Marlow Town History Walk 30-Aug-2015

Marlow Town History Walk
Sunday 30th Aug 2015 at 2.30 pm
Meet at Marlow Museum, Court Gardens
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... more in the Past Events section.

 

Notes on Old Marlow Notes on Old Marlow
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Email: tmssecretary@marlowsociety.org.uk

Post: The Marlow Society, 22 Rookery Court, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3HR.

 

 

 

 

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