Marlow Remembers WW1 - Contents
Marlow and The Great War - Finale Event
We all know that WW1 ended in 1918. Actually that was the Armistice. Officially the war ended between Britain and Germany at the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1919.
Over the past 5 years members of the Marlow Remembers WW1 Association have been researching the war and its effect on Marlow both with the loss of service personnel and the trauma on families plus the overall effect on the Home Front, eg, businesses, schooling and shortages.
On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 4pm the Association, in conjunction with the Marlow Museum and Marlow Society, held Marlow and The Great War - Finale Event at the All Saints Church Hall on the Causeway, Marlow. The event was attended by Sir Henry Fletcher, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Entry was FREE.
The stories of WW1 battles, lists of those who did not return and details of the research carried out was on display.
There was also a wide and interesting collection of items from the war on display, which John Hilton (pictured below with Andy Ford) brought along and treated visitors to the stories behind them.
As the event title suggests, this was the conclusion of hours of work by the dedicated team of volunteers who recorded the local men either buried abroad or in the area. In the latter cases graveside commemorations have been held as well as planting of crosses and wreath laying on Remembrance Day.
Occasional guided walks, usually as part of the Chilterns Walking Festival, are still held to the WW1 Training Trenches at Marlow Common. For details ask at the Marlow Museum at Court Garden SL 7 2AE open Wednesday and weekend afternoons (seasonal variation - visit www.marlowmuseum.uk for more information).
The impact of World War One on our town - a talk
22-Oct-2018 to 23-Nov-2018
Letters from a Medmenham Soldier
We arranged an exhibition between 22 October and 23 November in St Peter and St Paul Church, Medmenham of the wartime letters of John 'Charlie' Hold. Charlie lived in Medmenham before the War and served in France from May 1916 until he was killed in action in December 1917.
There is an archive of more than 90 letters that he wrote to his family that has been preserved in Leeds University Library Special Collections. We have transcribed the letters and published them.
Copies of the letters are available from Marlow Museum. Alternatively please email us and we will send you a copy.
The school remembered the 58 fallen from Borlase, boys and masters, and all those who lost so much through the four years of war and suffering. In addition to the exhibition the school presented music, plays, poetry and dance.
Amiens August 1918 - The Turning Point
Photograph courtesy of Imperial War Museum
We held a display on The Causeway about the Battle of Amiens and the start of the Allies' "big push" to end the War. We highlighted the role of Marlow men in this important battle.
Follow this link to a short video on YouTube from the event.
Follow this link to Photos of the event by the Maidenhead Advertiser
Follow this link to Photos of the event by the Bucks Free Press
1-Jun-2018 and 8-Jun-2018
We held an exhibition of our research in the courtyard of the old Wethered's Brewery site, off the High Street, Marlow as part of the Love Marlow programme.
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