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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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Patricia Burstall BEM

Patricia Burstall BEM
With great sadness the Society reports the death of Patricia Burstall. Patricia fell outside her home on Monday night, was not discovered until Tuesday morning and passed away on Friday afternoon 18th March 2016. ... visit 'in Memory' page.
The following was posted in September 2015:
THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned Miss Patricia Burstall for voluntary service to the community in Bisham Village, Berkshire.
All members of the Society will applaud this richly deserved recognition of all that Patricia has done for our community - on both sides of the river....
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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.

View of Wier from Marlow lock

Hydro Electric Generation on the River Thames
Members of the Society will remember discussions that took place during the last two years about a scheme to install hydroelectric generation equipment at the weir in Marlow.
Three hydro power schemes on the River Thames have now been shelved ...
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Local Plan: Seven-hundred new houses every year to 2033 ...visit page


High St Display

The High Street through the ages
This was a good example of co-operation between the Society and the major property owner in Marlow. We will seek other similar opportunities whilst strictly maintaining our independence.
The property is now occupied and the display removed.
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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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Marlow Carnival 2015

Marlow Carnival
... We decided to make a splash with a well presented message that promoted the role and achievements of your Society... To our delight 24 new memberships were registered.
We welcome all those who joined ...
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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.


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.



Sat May 14




meet at Marlow Museum


Town walk




Mon May 16




Garden Room, Liston Hall


Development of Marlow. This is a real WORKSHOP, The intention is to work on dating the growth of Marlow. Some houses down Glade Road actually have a date on.


Led by Peter Bailey, aided by David Greenwood


Sun Jun 12




meet at Marlow Museum


Forgotten Marlow walk




Tues Jun 21




Nuffield and Ewelme


Visit Nuffield in the morning followed by lunch at The Shepherds Hut, visit to St Mary the Virgin Ewelme pm.


Early Booking Essential , Peter Bailey 476610.

see the full programme




Recent Events:


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.


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